Mark Thompson

53 Years Later, the Lessons of Mỹ Lai Live On

(unidentified Vietnamese man (during the My Lai massacre). 16 March 1968. Photo by Ronald L. Haeberle, public domain)
It has been 53 years since the infamous massacre at Mỹ Lai, yet the manner that it was accepted by the public still serves as a lesson today.   Throughout history, each unpopular war has elevated one awful moment – one brutal act; a hideous bayonet to the collective gut. The Syrian War had Read the full article
Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson lives in regional NSW working by day in an accounting firm, and by night lives and breathes being a food and wine snob. He hopes to one day be a food critic or at the very least, meet Maggie Beer.

Risen Apes: Lights Out

S.M. Park’s column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Lights Out,” Park talks about blackouts and fulfilling one’s civic service: jury duty.

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise XLVI: “Pray for Others and God Prays for You”

John Michael continues his series Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, shares his thoughts about anger and how he copes with it.

Risen Apes: Handy Andy

S.M. Park’s column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Handy Andy,” Park revisits one of his favorite yarns about that time he was a volunteer fireman. 

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise XLV: The Goal, I Guess

John Michael continues his series Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, takes a detour down the river trail and shares fresh insights. 

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