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A palliative care nurse called Bronnie Ware made a list of the biggest regrets of the dying. Her list seems plausible. I could see myself—can see myself—making at least 4 of these 5 mistakes. ~ To do list
|The Joy of Autumn Colours at Windsor|
“One of Us” has the feel of a nonfiction novel. Like Norman Mailer’s “The Executioner’s Song” and Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood,” it has an omniscient narrator who tells the story of brutal murders and, by implication, sheds light on the society partly responsible for them. Although those two books are beautifully written, I found “One of Us” to be more powerful and compelling. For Capote and Mailer, the murderer loomed as an antihero, a tragic figure defying the conventions and expectations of mainstream America. Capote became infatuated with one of the killers in his book, while Mailer had remarkably little interest in the people whom Gary Gilmore robbed and killed for a few hundred dollars. As Seierstad weaves the stories of Utoya’s campers with her central narrative about Breivik — revealing the mundane details of their family lives, their youthful ambitions, idealism and naïveté — the book attains an almost unbearable weight. This tragedy isn’t literary and symbolic; it’s the real thing.
|Whistling Pom on the Bike|
In NSW Parliament stories about chauffers or drivers are topical ... Police minister Troy Grant and attorney-general Gabrielle UPton in power struggle