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Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.

Let's just interpret this as a form of primitive Animism and speak no more of it!

The moon passes her hand softly over my eyes

Kuu. As seen from Geilston Bay, Tasmania. March 2013. I love the moon. It's great. I'm off to donate blood. The Moon , Gunnar Ekelof The moon passes her hand softly over my eyes, Wakes me long into the night. Lonesome among the sleepers, I lay wood on the fire, fuss about with smoking sticks, Move quietly among the shadows, shadows flapping high Above the brown logs, richly Decorated with glistening fish-lures... Why did I wake? Lonesome among the sleepers, Backs turned to the fire, I open the door quietly, Walk around the corner in the snow, tramp on the clumps, see Moonlight coldly calling me over the snow... Why did I wake? Lonesome among the sleepers, Backs turned to the fire, I open the door quietly, Walk around the corner in the snow, tramp on the clumps, see Moonlight coldly calling me over the snow...

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.

He still keeps an eye out for crocodiles, even though they just don't like the cold waters that we have around these parts...

I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.

In flight. Howrah Beach. March 2013. Denver , David McKee: Even though I've read a LOT of children's books, I rarely review them. Here is an exception. Denver argues that rich people are better than poor people; poor people cannot be trusted (and are guileless idiots to boot); and that sharing is a very bad thing. Perhaps the worst thing that I have ever read. F . A Spy in the House of Love , Anaïs Nin: I'm sure that this was frightfully shocking in the 1950s, but it's all a bit of a yawn these days. D . Railway Maps of the World , Mark Ovenden: If you like history and you like maps, you're bound to like this lovely coffee table book. B . Loser Takes All , Graham Greene: One of Greene's self-derided 'entertainments'. I enjoyed it. B- .

Don't set your wit against a child.

A backward 2 and ½ somersaults with 2 and ½ twists in the piked position. In a storm.

Real socialism is inside man. It wasn't born with Marx. It was in the communes of Italy in the Middle Ages. You can't say it is finished.

Plates of meat. Blackmans Bay, February 2013. Theme Thursday ? Is it too LATE to say sorry?

A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.

Friendly Beaches, you say?

The day, water, sun, moon, night - I do not have to purchase these things with money.

I'm an union man. Opossum Bay, South Arm Peninsula. March 2013. Wordless Wednesday. You don't get me, I'm part of the union. Opossum Bay, South Arm Peninsula. March 2013.

Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.

Hats are critical. But then again, so is seeing where you're going...

Courage easily finds its own eloquence.

Pretty beetle. Douglas-Apsley National Park, Tasmania's East Coast. January 2013. Q and A time! Sunday Stealing: The 5000 Question Meme, Part Two 26. Who has done something today to show they care about you? Ezra and Henry have been very good boys (thus far). 27. Do you have a lot to learn? We all have much to learn... 28. If you could learn how to do three things just by wishing and not by working what would they be? 1) To learn a bunch of new languages (German, Russian, French, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin). 2) To be able to understand and explain the entire range of geological history. 3) To learn the full scope of the world's flora and fauna. 29. Which do you remember the longest: what other people say, what other people do or how other people make you feel? I'd like to think that I remember the action itself, but I suspect that what really solidifies itself in my mind is how the action made me feel. 30. What are the key ingredients to having a good

One of the cruellest things you can do to another person is pretend you care about them more than you really do.

Skinny dipping is possible.

You cannot catch a child's spirit by running after it; you must stand still and for love it will soon itself return.

Homage to the Gay Mardi Gras. The living room, Geilston Bay. March 2013. Dude , I'm either swimming with fish or down a cave somewhere...

It's difficult to speak with beautiful people. No matter how hard you try to pretend otherwise, you still want them to like you.

Coy? Moi?

In history, the moments during which reason and reconciliation prevail are short and fleeting.

Alive or dead? Little Conningham Beach, Conningham. January 2013. C'mon dudes, I'm on holidays !