Over the fence (and out). The [former] Chickenfeed carpark, Sandy Bay. March 2013. Everywhere you look there are tyrants. I'm tempted to say that this is a new thing, but am reasonably certain that they've always been around... Epitaph on a Tyrant , W. H. Auden Perfection of a kind was what he was after, And the poetry he invented was easy to understand; He knew human folly like the back of his hand, And was greatly interested in armies and fleets; When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter, And when he cried the little children died in the streets.
Take the hill. Geilston Bay, March 2013. Cider With Rosie , Laurie Lee: An account of Lee's childhood in a small village in Gloucestershire, England in the immediate post-WWI War period. Sweet and fresh, if a little meandering, you can see why this one has resonated with people. C+ .
Crab #1. Little Howrah Beach. March 2013. Theme Thursday again. GREENERY. Hmmmmmmmmm. Ummmmm. Give me a second. Crab #2. Little Howrah Beach. March 2013. (tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick) Crab #3. Little Howrah Beach. March 2013. Yeah. Sorry. I've got nothing this week. How about I post this up now and promise to add a drabble this afternoon on the topic?
More smoke! Errol Flynn Park, Sandy Bay. March 2013. Another stolen Q and A from Sunday Stealing: The Basically Obscure Meme-Part 2 . 38: How did you spend Valentine’s day? Much like any other work day. I've never been someone to be told when and how to express my emotions. 39: Do you eat enough vegetables? I think that I do. I eat more than most. 40: Do you like horror movies? How about thrillers? They're okay. I'll be frank though and admit that I've had little time for films in the past six or seven years. 41: Do you like scotch? ? Not particularly. 42: Who is someone you would never swear in front of? I avoid swearing in any work context (unless I'm very sure of the sensitivities of the person that I'm talking to). 43: Coolest thing you've ever seen on Halloween? We don't really have Halloween here in Tasmania. I did like the film, however. 44: If you could change your natural hair colour, would you? To what? I'm happy wi
Eels in love. The Salmon Ponds, Plenty. March 2013. As you know, the Internet is a wonderful place filled with the rich and varied treasures of the world holds (and RSS feeds.) The following are some things that I've had a look at in the last week. I call this: a Compendium of Click-throughs for Monday Morning... A Tale of Two Chávezes. How revolution went viral in 1848. AP: Chavez Wasted His Money on Healthcare When He Could Have Built Gigantic Skyscrapers. Who, What, Why: Does shooting goats save soldiers' lives? What Was Neoliberalism? World Book Day: The parent-child battles over a costume. Smithsonian Magazine's 2012 Photo Contest.
Puffer fish puffs no more. Denison Beach, Bicheno. January 2013. For today's Sunday Top Five I thought I'd share Five Maxims To Live By! Don't shit where you eat. Try to be nice. Get on with it. This too will pass. You're a long time dead.