One of the aphorisms associated with despair and hopelessness is said to ‘be on a hiding to nothing’. To be on a hiding to nothing describes the pointless pursuit of something that cannot be attained. The saying comes out of the gambling industry first mentioned in the novel Mop Fair. The saying … [Read more...] about On a Hiding to Nothing
What Can ‘Safety’ Learn From a Rock? I live in Australia, a country inhabited by people from many cultures, a country with a strong indigenous history and a country with a geography that is well summed up by poet Dorothea Mackellar in her poem My Country; “I love a sunburnt country, A land of … [Read more...] about What Can ‘Safety’ Learn From a Rock?