Mark Thompson

Confused at First Sight: Why Do Smart People Watch Stupid Television?

I’ve witnessed the phenomena of smart people engrossed in stupid television firsthand. But I’m still unsure why. Help me out?   Once upon a doomed relationship, I had a partner. One who was wizened in the ways of the world. One who knew the lessons of history and the machinations of the legal realm. And one who, for some reason, knew the names of the ... 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: Stirring the Ashes

S.M. Park’s column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Stirring the Ashes,” Park talks about pot growing and cartooning, and his friend Mungo Jerry.

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