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I miss Jon Utley

10 April 2020  •  Ron Manners

Each November, in New York City, Jon Utley and I have shared a meal.  We also invited a younger person, or two, to …

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Overwhelmed by “Dog Responses”

3 April 2020  •  Ron Manners

Over the festive season, I sent out my latest poem Why I Talk to Kelpie Dogs to all my friends, family and associates. I received …

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Coronavirus Era – 8 Rules

25 March 2020  •  Ron Manners

Don’t get sick.  You don’t want to be a burden on others, as they are already burdened by the fall-out from the current …

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Ron Manners plays the long game

23 February 2020  •  Mannwest Admin

This review of Ron Manners' The Lonely Libertarian was written by Benjamin Marks, and was originally published on his website Buy your …

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Australian Bushfires Part III

7 February 2020  •  Ron Manners

Having just spent two weeks talking to people directly involved in Australia’s serious bushfires (Victoria and New South Wales), I see an obvious …

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Hollywood Hedonism v British Tradition

15 January 2020  •  Ron Manners

Birth and circumstance bring responsibility.  Living up to such responsibility is challenging, but achievable; if you have that magic ingredient called ‘character’. Fortunately, …

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Bushfire Alarm!

18 December 2019  •  Ron Manners

Please read carefully as we refuse to learn from even recent history: This Mannerism from 2009 delivered a very important and topical issue. …

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Yet another fraud exposed

11 December 2019  •  Ron Manners

It’s one thing to write and publish a non-fiction book with a controversial point of view, but quite another for such a book …

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Canberra’s Grasping Predators

29 November 2019  •  Ron Manners

On September 13, 1981 the Sunday Independent newspaper published an open letter from myself to then Federal Treasurer John Howard. My remarks were …

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Bureaucracy v Public: an open letter to the Consumer Affairs Bureau 1976

27 November 2019  •  Ron Manners

In the days of Perth's Sunday Independent, a good letter to the editor was not only published, but also served as inspiration for …

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