My Drum piece today is on a few things, but mainly the ongoing call that a wages break-out is imminent. Rather oddly this ongoing call occurs despite all evidence failing to support it. But such is the way of the work in this era where facts just seem to get in the way.
I also reference Dickens' Hard Times. It is not may favourite of his works though. My top 3 of his novels would be:
- David Copperfield
- Great Expectations
- Bleak House
I have a few on the shelf waiting to be read – Little Dorrit is the next most likely. The problem is that Dickens’ works are generally on the weighty side and I am finding it harder and harder to find the time to read the big tomes.
In other news, in Crikey today Derryn Hinch was giving his views on good journalism. His response contained this line:
I don’t read amateur blogs, I read the real blogs
“Real” obviously no longer means what it used to….