TERRY PRONE: We are all barely coping, just hanging on by the skin of our teeth

If you tell me that you’re comfortable in your own skin, I will make affirmative noises. But, secretly, I will be looking at you sideways. 

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TERRY PRONE: Generations of ambitious young people were subject to predators

Thinking you’re cool gives you no armoury to cope with a sexual predator like Weinstein, writes Terry Prone.

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TERRY PRONE: Tom Humphries’ writing cannot ameliorate what he did

Never did word travel faster, within a small community, than the news, five years ago, that Tom Humphries was a probable paedophile, writes Terry Prone. 

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TERRY PRONE: Medical advice from bishop falls flat from his higher moral ground

Bishop Phonsie Cullinan said Gardasil is only 70% safe, however, the worst that can be said against the vaccine is that it isn’t 100% effective, writes Terry Prone.

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TERRY PRONE: Is breaching the ‘respect window’ around a death ever acceptable?

The woman was properly ratty about her mother’s funeral. Even though it was a couple of years ago, she could still work herself up into a good rage about the priest
involved.

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TERRY PRONE: If a mentor you are meant to be, don’t be the shy and retiring type

Keep swimming like a shark because there’s always someone younger, prettier and more talented than you right behind you, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Surviving the fury of worst Atlantic storm since records began

You might think that in a contest between being a bit embarrassed on the one hand and saving your life on the other, saving your life is always going to be the winner, writes Terry Prone.

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TERRY PRONE: Calls to pull down ‘offensive’ statues should be met with stony silence

Ironically, Robert E. Lee would have been against sculptures of himself in full military gear, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Joe Arpaio; A presidential pardon for the man who reigned with prejudice

Put the first and second fingers of your right hand together. Firmly together. As if they’re stuck together. See that? That’s how me and Joe Arpaio used to be: Closerthanthis, as they say in the best supermarket tabloid magazines.

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TERRY PRONE: The ordinary, working American man in support of Donald Trump

“Nineteen hyenas and a broken vacuum cleaner control the White House.”

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TERRY PRONE: Fountains will offer a sprinkling of hope as our summers heat up

A decent fountain throws water up into the air to refract sunlight and cool the surroundings, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: I could programme myself to allow a robot to care for me in old age

When I gave it a bit more thought though, I fell half in love with the idea of having my own personal robot to mind me, writes Terry Prone.

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TERRY PRONE: Cowen might have an honorary doctorate, but he has not learned

The degree was an opportunity for Cowen to make a speech. A lengthy speech. Fifty minutes, writes Terry Prone

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