Peter Leith

About Author
Peter Leith is 89 and describes himself as “half-deaf and half-blind”. But he has never been one to waste a minute and is writing a series of true short stories called Aspects of Ageing.

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ALL ARTICLES FROM Peter Leith

Property
The property boom and 'selfish' baby boomers

The property boom and 'selfish' baby boomers

Peter Leith says many older Aussies are being selfish. Are you one?

Lifestyle
Who's guilty of talking without listening?

Who's guilty of talking without listening?

He's vision impaired and partially deaf, but Peter Leith notices more than most of us.

Lifestyle
After the rain, the heartbreaking clean-up

After the rain, the heartbreaking clean-up

When the waters subside, the clean-up begins and footpaths are covered in once-loved possessions.

Relationships
Why a thank-you card made Peter Leith cry

Why a thank-you card made Peter Leith cry

How finger puppets have enriched the life of 92-year-old columnist Peter Leith.

Relationships
iPods, iPhones and iPads making us more 'i-solated'

iPods, iPhones and iPads making us more 'i-solated'

We're losing our way and grassroots connections are in danger, writes Peter Leith.

Wellbeing
As the lights fade on 2021, where to from here?

As the lights fade on 2021, where to from here?

Twenty-one years into the 21st century and what have we achieved? Peter Leith checks our progress.

Health & Ageing
A well-lived life and a well-managed exit

A well-lived life and a well-managed exit

Peter Leith continues his series of true short stories.

Relationships
Courtship back then – on a bicycle built for one

Courtship back then – on a bicycle built for one

In the days when two wheels were the only option.

Jokes
Friday Funnies: What the kids say about love and marriage

Friday Funnies: What the kids say about love and marriage

Ask a kid a simple question and sometimes you get a simple - and very funny - response.

Relationships
Practical complications of second time around

Practical complications of second time around

A new spouse, a new beginning, but where - and how - to start over?

Relationships
When did conversations become a competition?

When did conversations become a competition?

Whatever happened to 'listen' and 'wait your turn', asks a weary Peter Leith.

Lifestyle
Move over Shakespeare – here's 'the many ages of women'

Move over Shakespeare – here's 'the many ages of women'

Columnist Peter Leith tries his hand at an addendum to a famous Shakespeare speech.

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