Skip to main content


Showing posts from March 10, 2013

I owe my solitude to other people.

You'd never ever wish for a bushfire, but they do have the capacity to generate very interesting sunsets.

He knew human folly like the back of his hand

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.

God is what nobody admits to being, and everybody really is.

There's more than a touch of James Dean about Hank here...

People who read the tabloids deserve to be lied to.

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+ .

Sometimes failure isn't an opportunity in disguise, it's just you.

At some point things will be clearer.

Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves, will, in general, become of no more value than their dress.

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?

Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.

Is it still a maypole in March?

War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously.

Shoes. Opossum Bay, South Arm Peninsula. February 2013. Wordless Wednesday.

The things hardest to bear are sweetest to remember.

Ice Cube or ice cube?

When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it is a proof that it should be rejected.

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

One's ignorance is one's chief asset.

He seems to smile more these days.

Let us not, in the eagerness of our haste to educate, forget all the ends of education.

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.

How full of trifles everything is! It is only one's thoughts that fill a room with something more than furniture.

Which hand?

A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.

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.