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  • Oct 26 2020

Carl Robinson on love, life, drug addiction and the Vietnam War

Apart from a small concrete pagoda out the front, there's no hint of the living history inside this ordinary looking home in a brand new subdivision at Calderwood, south of Wollongong.

  • Aug 01 2020

MY FIRST - AND FAVOURITE - CAR WAS IN VIETNAM

Connecting is a daily mail-out for former employees of The Associated Press (AP) for whom I worked in Vietnam, NYC & Australia and who recently asked for memories of your first

  • Mar 19 2020

THE BITE OF THE LOTUS ON ABC’s LATE NIGHT LIVE

Quite a busy week with an hour-long interview with the Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) legendary Phillip Adams and other end of the political spectrum from the night before at The Sydney I

  • Mar 18 2020

AN AUDIENCE-LESS ADDRESS TO THE SYDNEY INSTITUTE

As a full COVID-19 lock-down loomed over Australia, we cancelled the audience but forged ahead with my planned address about my memoir The Bite of the Lotus to The Sydney Institute, a conservative

  • Feb 29 2020

THE BITE OF THE LOTUS – ON ABC SATURDAY EXTRA

The ABC’s fabulous Geraldine Doogue and I go back decades to my post-Newsweek Days in Australia in the 90’s and the fulfilment of my life-long fantasy – well, after meeting Kim-Dung and her cooking

  • Nov 08 2019

REMEMBERING LOST WAR-TIME FRIENDS

The Bite of the Lotus recalls my friendship with the sons of two famous men of the mid-20th Century: Sean Flynn, whose Australian-born father Errol was the movie heart-throb of the day and famous f