• The tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth

    Leicester Warburton     |      July 22, 2016

    … swears Leicester Warburton. Here he explains how he developed a fondness for dental appointments.

  • A farewell to ancient canvassing and old lace

    Leicester Warburton     |      June 10, 2016

    The Dunlop Volleys were an adventurous pair, going where others feared to tread. Leicester Warburton shares fond memories of a quintessential Australian icon.

  • Who needs the anti-social grip of gambling?

    Leicester Warburton     |      April 19, 2016

    Gambling hopefuls are often prepared to venture big sums in the pursuit of a fortune the easy way – with sometimes tragic consequences. Leicester Warburton wonders how so many people can refuse to believe a mathematical fact.

  • An apology to women – a warning to men

    Leicester Warburton     |      March 18, 2016

    Inappropriate behaviour towards women happens everywhere and seems to show no sign of slowing. Leicester Warburton says blaming it on hormones is simply not good enough.

  • Procrastination and the art of learning to empty your basket

    Leicester Warburton     |      January 20, 2015

    Procrastination is difficult to unlearn once it’s an established habit. Leicester Warburton has a surprisingly simple solution.

  • Democracy. What democracy?

    Leicester Warburton     |      November 3, 2014

    The word ‘democracy’ has its origins in the Greek language and combines ‘demos’ meaning citizen living within a state and ‘kratos’ meaning power or rule. Leicester Warburton deplores that our government is going about its business quietly without sufficiently consulting the public.

  • In defence of shyness – but there’s a downside

    Leicester Warburton     |      March 25, 2014

    Being shy can be quite charming, but also isolating. Leicester Warburton says that when we look up, smile and show a genuine interest in people, we realise we are not alone.

  • Let’s cut back on the F-word

    Leicester Warburton     |      March 13, 2014

    There is music and abundance in the English language. Leicester Warburton wonders why so many people then are fixated on one limited adjective.

  • The most important decision I didn’t make

    Leicester Warburton     |      December 6, 2013

    Australians are among the highest consumers of alcohol worldwide. Leicester Warburton has a very personal reason for urging us to better educate our children on the perils and damage of uncontrolled drinking.

  • Whatever happened to contemplation?

    Leicester Warburton     |      December 3, 2013

    Most of us can’t imagine a life without a mobile phone. Leicester Warburton can, and he wishes more people would remember the gentle art of contemplation.