the Rathouse
writer  editor wit  raconteur
Frank Devine adds a touch of editorial class to the Rathouse.

World-renowned as a gastronome, raconteur and wit, he brings a touch of spiritual gravitas to the establishment, along with an encyclopaedic knowledge of  films and a laugh that could be bottled as an anti-depressant medication.

A much travelled editor, wordsmith and commentator, he has graced many significant publications including The Australian and
The Reader's Digest.

Frank's book, The Quick Brown Fox consists of his witty observations on our changing language.

This piece provides some insights into the basis of  the spectacular success of one of  the most remarkable publishing ventures of all time, the Reader's Digest, founded by DeWitt Wallace.
The Trees That Ate Sydney
Frank describes how tree fanatics and compliant councils are permitting trees to win out over the interests of  the great majority of  people. The most obvious and absurd example of this misplaced tree fetish is the disappearance of striking views of the harbour from public viewing places.

Freedom:Confronting the Curse of Sir Humphrey
Frank surveys the rising tide of FOI legislation
which will make life more difficult for
bureaucrats and politicians who attempt
to treat the public like mushrooms.
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