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With foxes we must play the fox.

Who is it? Why, it's Henry!

Forgive me / they were delicious

Cormorant drying its wings. Flowerpot Point, Blackmans Bay. May 2013. Poems drawn from notes on a fridge? Whatever next! This is Just to Say , William Carlos Williams I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold

The patient is not likely to recover who makes the doctor his heir.

Have you ever tried a torpedo punt while holding a chocolate scone? Ezra does not recommend it.

An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.

Mucking about in a pandani grove. Lake Dobson, Mount Field National Park. April 2013. And Then There Were None , Agatha Christie: I wonder why they changed the name? Red herrings galore, this one has a very elaborate set-up. B . Nowhere Man , Aleksandar Hemon: Displacement is never much fun. This novel explores that. I liked it. B .

There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.

What are you doing Henry?

What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.

Carrying Ezra down the Nut. Stanley, Tasmania's North West Coast. April 2013. Theme Thursday already and I think that we are facing some serious TRUST issues... Looking out over Bass Strait from atop the Nut. Stanley, Tasmania's North West Coast. April 2013. Sawyer Bay, as seen from the Nut. Stanley, Tasmania's North West Coast. April 2013.

The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way.

Here we go. On the run. One mile. No good. Two miles. No way. Three miles. ORRaaaHHH! Feelin' good. ORRaaaHHH!

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.

Ocellate seastar. Flowerpot Point, Blackmans Bay. May 2013. Wordless Wednesday. Ocellate seastars making love. Flowerpot Point, Blackmans Bay. May 2013.

It's ok to grow up just as long as you don't go old. Face it, you are young.

They just about coped with the rain. Wait until we get them back into the snow...

I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.

Shot Tower. Bonnet Hill, Hobart. May 2013. Still going on the Sunday Stealing Q and A: The 5000 Question Meme Continues... Part Six 131. Can you identify any of the following lyrics? A: Nothing to kill or die for... John Lennon's Imagine , one of the more absurd records ever made. B: Late comings with the late comin' stretcher... A far more likely scenario! 911 is a Joke by Public Enemy. C: I could make a film and make you my star... I'm going to have to plead ignorance on this one. Shot Tower, from the inside. Bonnet Hill, Hobart. May 2013. 132. Are you worried about North Korea? Not in the slightest. Until it's confirmed that they had an apocalyptic religious nutjob in charge, they're not much of a threat. They don't even have air cover! 133. Would you rather be a world political leader or a talk-show host? Neither, really. If you held a gun to my head: give me the talk show. 134. Have you ever given someone a love letter that you wr

Everything is in motion. Everything flows. Everything is vibrating.

Is that a bunyip?

'Tis better to suffer wrong than do it.

Hormosira banksii, a.k.a. Neptune's necklace. Flowerpot Point, Blackmans Bay. May 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... Would you want to be friends with Humbert Humbert? An article on the importance of “likeability” in novels. A selection from the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest . Syphilis, sex and fear: How the French disease conquered the world . Splashdown! The Breeders' Cannonball-Like Re-Entry . A compelling case against empathy, arguing that empathy alone is not sufficient to uphold morality — and may even work against it. A map of the world’s most and least racially tolerant countries . Astronomy porn. The most depressing thing I've read all week. Five Warning Signs That You're Finally Getting O

It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.

Henry channels the late great Ted Whitten . Well done, Henry. Well done.

I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.

Lonely water tower. Boat Harbour, Tasmania's North West Coast. April 2013. A special 'hints and tips' Sunday Top Five today: Five Things That I Have Learned That Are Worth Reminding People Of! It is a lot more difficult to get rid of calories than it is to avoid consuming them in the first place. The ability to be happy is nothing more than working out how to deal with things changing. Bad moods are a reality of everybody’s life, and trying to force them away makes them run deeper and last longer. If everyone in the movie or TV show you’re watching is good-looking, it isn’t worth watching. If anything is worth spending a bit of money on, it’s a high-quality mattress. You spend at least a third of your life using it!