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Brian Holden

Brian Holden has been retired since 1988. He advises that if you can keep physically and mentally active, retirement can be the best time of your life.


A hole in the greenie's holiness
Environment - 16/05/2013 - 7 comments
A creed for the 21st century
Religion & Spirituality - 24/04/2013 - 27 comments
The church that I will advise my grandchildren to attend
Religion & Spirituality - 26/03/2013 - 18 comments
An unfortunate life
Society - 20/02/2013 - 3 comments
Water: the one reason our first peoples should be glad for 1788
Environment - 25/01/2013 - 14 comments
Is our destiny to become gods or dodos?
Society - 19/12/2012 - 20 comments
The back-breaking and heart-breaking crown land grant
Society - 21/11/2012 - 1 comment
What the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse may reveal
Religion & Spirituality - 16/11/2012 - 16 comments
An elderís observation of the American Dream
International - 13/11/2012 - 10 comments
Letís stop playing with the problem of the serial drunk driver
Society - 5/11/2012 - 10 comments
The dead can still touch you
Religion & Spirituality - 23/10/2012 - 32 comments
Taking time out to give will lead to riches
Society - 8/10/2012 - 9 comments
I speak therefore I am
Education - 26/09/2012 - 4 comments
How will we cope with 100,000 boat-people a year?
International - 12/09/2012 - 21 comments
How Britain could become the most admired of nations
Law & Liberties - 28/08/2012 - 7 comments
What 'We are a sporting nation' means to me
Sport - 9/08/2012 - 8 comments
What my discovering of Mary can teach all of us
Society - 24/07/2012 - 13 comments
Musing on the 'extraordinary' talents of the British
June 2012 Feature - 20/06/2012 - 2 comments
Why the tabloids should go down - and why they won't
Media - 6/06/2012 - 12 comments
It is time for a reformation in the entire union movement
Society - 17/05/2012 - 3 comments
Where is the state of our mental health heading?
Health - 17/04/2012 - 4 comments
When magic becomes an acceptable concept in science
Science & Technology - 8/02/2012 - 15 comments
Credentialism high
Education - 24/01/2012 - 51 comments
After millennia of silence, God is now speaking to us
Religion & Spirituality - 14/12/2011 - 38 comments
Psychopaths need to be put on a leash
Political Philosophy - 29/11/2011 - 6 comments
Its coming: The most ground-breaking revolution in social history
Society - 4/11/2011 - 42 comments
To have a job or not should be a real choice
Society - 12/10/2011 - 25 comments
Scientific revelation still fails to convert the masses
Science & Technology - 5/10/2011 - 25 comments
Xenophon: attack the church - but not the man
Domestic Politics - 19/09/2011 - 24 comments
Should we be so tolerant of cults?
Religion & Spirituality - 13/09/2011 - 6 comments
Indigenous Affairs: Displacement and integration
Society - 31/08/2011 - 16 comments
America at a crossroad: How fragile is the superpower?
International - 9/08/2011 - 1 comment
Live animal export and knee-jerk reactions
Law & Liberties - 11/06/2011 - 45 comments
No place for women: The Skype affair and women on the frontline
Society - 9/06/2011 - 13 comments
A public service is needed for the unlucky in love
Society - 31/05/2011 - 14 comments
What the world owes to the Protestant Bible
Religion & Spirituality - 23/05/2011 - 55 comments
A great soldier who was not a great enough man
Society - 21/04/2011 - 16 comments
How to build the societal resilience that matters
April 2011 Feature - 15/04/2011 - 8 comments
What makes a real doctor?
Society - 29/03/2011 - 7 comments
Are Buckley's and None really the only two electoral choices in NSW?
March 2011 Feature - 11/03/2011 - 10 comments
Will only hitting the bottom stop the slide downwards?
Economics - 24/02/2011 - 20 comments
In defense of the petty thief
Society - 11/02/2011 - 6 comments
'We are one' leaves out a lot of people
Society - 25/01/2011 - 12 comments
My reaction to the floods? Couldnít care less
Economics - 17/01/2011 - 22 comments
A continent to cry for
International - 7/01/2011 - 9 comments
The brave or the foolhardy?
December 2010 Feature - 22/12/2010 - 9 comments
Escaping irresponsible young males
Society - 10/12/2010 - 25 comments
The frightening situation behind the NSW nursesí strike
Health - 30/11/2010 - 9 comments
How punishments can be a crime
Law & Liberties - 4/11/2010 - 32 comments
We must fund learning and not killing in the Muslim world
International - 18/10/2010 - 28 comments
Group think politics: while the bemused look on ...
Domestic Politics - 16/08/2010 - 2 comments
Feminism must ultimately fail if it ignores hormones
August 2010 Feature - 4/08/2010 - 28 comments
Bravery or dogged endurance?
July 2010 Feature - 9/07/2010 - 8 comments
Musing on consuming
Society - 2/07/2010 - 19 comments
Too many are living too long
Health - 28/05/2010 - 82 comments
Itís time the green message was aimed squarely at the heart
Environment - 19/05/2010 - 29 comments
Cycling won't get Australia moving
Domestic Politics - 27/04/2010 - 17 comments
To be the Clever Country, we need the appropriate history curriculum
April 2010 Feature - 20/04/2010 - 39 comments
Are boat-people real people?
Political Philosophy - 1/04/2010 - 66 comments
This Great Black Hope has too tough an opponent
Political Philosophy - 25/03/2010 - 10 comments
There are no spirits in the new wilderness
Society - 4/03/2010 - 24 comments
Two women who were out of control
Society - 18/02/2010 - 58 comments
Ray Martin is not right
Political Philosophy - 5/02/2010 - 15 comments
Will the Irish eventually despise the Catholic Church?
Religion & Spirituality - 18/12/2009 - 10 comments
The cost of womenís liberation
Society - 23/10/2009 - 40 comments
A mountain valley with a big footprint
Environment - 10/09/2009 - 6 comments
No Order of Australia for those who are not seen
Society - 9/06/2009 - 15 comments
The USAís unique deadly sin
International - 13/05/2009 - 11 comments
In war, there are no atrocities - just tragic events
Law & Liberties - 17/04/2009 - 6 comments
Management by crisis
Society - 25/03/2009 - 3 comments
Having children is a privilege
Society - 19/12/2008 - 22 comments
Relocating Israel in Australia: crazy or not?
International - 20/11/2008 - 65 comments
What Lake Pedder taught me
Environment - 23/10/2008 - 18 comments
Quentin Bryce must work to derail the republican movement
Law & Liberties - 4/09/2008 - 9 comments
The dark side of the Olympic spirit
Sport - 11/08/2008 - 7 comments
Is the Catholic Church losing its grip?
Religion & Spirituality - 28/07/2008 - 211 comments
An atheist who loved his neighbour
Law & Liberties - 10/07/2008 - 17 comments
Men, women and guns
Society - 19/06/2008 - 69 comments
Killing curiosity
Education - 15/05/2008 - 8 comments
It is time Anzac Day was replaced
Science & Technology - 24/04/2008 - 139 comments
Life is for living
Society - 13/03/2008 - 4 comments
Lessons from Hansonism
Domestic Politics - 12/02/2008 - 38 comments
Do we need a military alliance with anybody?
International - 17/12/2007 - 14 comments
We vote for people to represent us - not to represent the Lord
Religion & Spirituality - 14/11/2007 - 56 comments
Changing the culture in healthcare - part 2
October 2007 Feature - 24/10/2007 - 2 comments
Changing the culture in healthcare - part 1
October 2007 Feature - 15/10/2007 - 4 comments
From parliament to the people
September 2007 Feature - 25/09/2007 - 6 comments
We are playing a dangerous game
Media - 3/08/2007 - 82 comments
Entitled to sympathy but not to an apology
Indigenous Affairs - 6/07/2007 - 122 comments
Religion has never been good for our health
Science & Technology - 15/06/2007 - 70 comments
The abortion conundrum
Society - 18/05/2007 - 340 comments



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