Tim Collins

Tim Collins is a writer and freelance journalist living and working in Victoria.
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How to Talk to Your Grandkids About World Events

Let’s face it, the last couple of years have been less than ideal.The COVID pandemic came out of nowhere to stun the world. Most of us found ourselves wearing surgical masks, obsessively washing and...

Lessons Learned from Homeschooling

“Grampa? Whatcha doing?”It was my granddaughter, Randi, standing behind me as I read the latest instalment of Frazz on the GoComics website.“Um, I was just working,” I replied.“Doesn’t look like work,” she said with...

Bridging the Generation Gap

“OK, boomer.”I suppose that I shouldn’t have been surprised when I overheard my 10-year-old granddaughter and her friends use the phrase recently as they discussed a rule that an elderly teacher (actually, one not...

Sometimes the Sky is Green

I’ve never really thought about my role as a grandfather. It’s been a sort of organic growth in approach and attitude without a whole lot of planning.So, the other day when my now precocious...

Sometimes the Sky is Green

I’ve never really thought about my role as a grandfather. It’s been a sort of organic growth in approach and attitude without a whole lot of planning.So, the other day when my now precocious...

I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You…

There comes a time in life when it dawns on you that your time on this earth is not without limits.Oh sure, I have no immediate plans for departure, but the possibility has crawled...

Navigating ’Tweenland

I was working in my home office when I noticed that my 10-year-old granddaughter had slipped into the room and was standing there, a big, silly grin on her face.“How do you like my...

Eye Rolls & Pontification

An old man’s advice on communicationI spoke to a young mother recently who was bemoaning the fact that her daughter, now 12 years old, had made an early start into the eye-rolling teenage years,...

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