Rosemary McLeod

Placenta-eating . . why?

January Jones

So January Jones ate her placenta. What they never tell you is what it tastes like.

Teens still misunderstood

Superman

OPINION: Let me tell you what made me an antisocial, godless, illiterate criminal: comics.

Purge as Henry burns in fire of public odium

BY ROSEMARY MCLEOD - The Dominion Post

A girls' boarding school is a home to many weird rituals, none weirder than one Guy Fawkes Day celebration when I was a kid in the junior school.

We all have our dark sides

We all have our dark sides, including Superman

BY ROSEMARY MCLEOD - The Dominion Post

OPINION: It's been a secret for years, but I now feel free to confess to my passionate, tempestuous and altogether fantastic affair with John Lennon.

Symmetry of emotional and financial fraud

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BY ROSEMARY MCLEOD - The Dominion Post

OPINION: I know, I know, it's wrong of me - but I have gazed at the unusual, not to say challenging, facial features of Stephen Versalko for the past week, and marvelled at how that goofy blandness wangled him $17.8 million.

Porn hoarder worse than Brooke

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BY ROSEMARY MCLEOD - Sunday Star Times

No disrespect here, but if I had a dollar for every time I was groped by some creep when I was 15 I wouldn't have to work for a living.

A life less ordinary and much less pleasant

BY ROSEMARY MCLEOD - The Dominion Post

OPINION: When Rufus Marsh died in jail last weekend I doubt that anyone shed tears, but I won't forget him.

At last, a reason to be merry

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BY ROSEMARY MCLEOD - The Dominion Post

OPINION: I look forward to Christmas, I'd say, much as a condemned man looks forward to the scaffold. The difference is he only has to do it once.

You can tell a lot just by looking at Paul Henry

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BY ROSEMARY MCLEOD - The Dominion Post

OPINION: We had intended to keep our studies secret, but now that Paul Henry finds himself in a spot of bother, I feel bound, as his fellow student, to leap to his defence.

Confusing signals for teens

BY ROSEMARY MCLEOD - The Dominion Post

OPINION: We have an odd belief in this country that you can solve social problems not by changing social conditions, but by changing laws.

The pashes and bashes of boarding school

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BY ROSEMARY MCLEOD - Sunday Star Times

OPINION: Let me sweep aside the veil on latent lesbianism in New Zealand girls' boarding schools of the past, since British author Fay Weldon has already twitched that Terylene.

Hide trips on the light fantastic

BY ROSEMARY MCLEOD - The Dominion Post

OPINION: Let this be a lesson to Rodney Hide - he should have stayed fat, and out of trouble.

Why I should be in wonderland with Ellis

rosethumb

OPINION: I have discovered the man I should have married. It's been a long time coming, this epiphany, and is, alas, too late.

Wham, Pam, no thank you ma'am

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BY ROSEMARY MCLEOD - The Dominion Post

OPINION: There are A-list people and B-list people, and then there's the rest of the alphabet to slide down, to grade how groovy and important you're not.

Brotherly love in contrast to circus

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BY ROSEMARY MCLEOD - Sunday Star Times

OPINION: It takes courage to be Michael Bain, if not the aggressive strutting type of a street fighter. Courage can be quiet and gentle, and rare.

Life's a riot for pampered kids

BY ROSEMARY MCLEOD - The Dominion Post

OPINION: In some places people riot over serious matters - religion, politics - but here we riot just because we can.

Jail takes on new perspective

BY ROSEMARY MCLEOD - The Dominion Post

OPINION: Until now I've looked solely on the gloomy side of being in jail, but a flash of information from a trial made me reconsider.

Choking on the consultants

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BY ROSEMARY MCLEOD - The Dominion Post

OPINION: Coughing your lungs out with some viral update on TB isn't the best state for battling dark forces, but too bad.

A rort is still a rort

OPINION: I was but a chit of a thing, a wide-eyed ingenue, when I noticed the difference between the middle class and everyone else when it came to objectionable behaviour.

An assault on common sense

BY ROSEMARY MCLEOD - The Dominion Post

OPINION: We undermine privacy regulations when we make them look ridiculous, but sometimes authorities come swiftly to their senses, as police did this week.

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