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No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.

Mommas don't let your babies grow up to be pirates...

I would not engage the wombat / In any form of mortal combat

Words on a page. Battery Point (walking to work). June 2013. The best thing about reading books while walking is reading books. And walking. The Wombat , Ogden Nash The wombat lives across the seas, Among the far Antipodes. He may exist on nuts and berries, Or then again, on missionaries; His distant habitat precludes Conclusive knowledge of his moods, But I would not engage the wombat In any form of mortal combat.

The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.

Sunshine on my shoulder in my eyes makes me happy kind of annoys me.

From now on, I'll connect the dots my own way.

Ezra tries to get out. Clarence Aquatic Centre, Montagu Bay. June 2013. New Finnish Grammar , Diego Marani. Slow, but well-constructed meditation on language, memory and identity. Well worth the depressing mood. B .

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.

We're right should a) we get a boat; b) the boat sinks.

A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time.

Men in a boat. The Derwent Estuary, as seen from Shot Tower, Taroona. May 2013. Theme Thursday already an the theme is 'LETTER'. Today's letter is... V .

I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep everyone's expectations.

How many times can someone go down the same slide before getting sick of it?

In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.

Two icons: 10 Murray and Mount Wellington, as seen from the waterfront. June 2013. Wordless Wednesday.

Ego is a social fiction for which one person at a time gets all the blame.

Laying down on the job.

Most of us have only two or three genuinely interesting moments in our lives; the rest is filler.

Fog on the eastern shore. Sullivans Cove, Hobart. June 2013. More stealing from Sunday Stealing. This week, The Wish List Meme, part one 1.) What are 3 things on your Wish list and why? i) infinite berries; ii) an inability to feel cold; and, iii) a bit of peace and quiet. 2.) What do you miss about your childhood? The quiet. The time. The lack of responsibility. 3.) What do you do on your spare time on the weekends? Spare time on weekends? You mean between the cooking, cleaning, putting washing out, getting washing in and putting washing away? We usually go for a walk or a swim. 4.) What do you appreciate most in your life? Two healthy and happy little boys. 5.) Would you rather be rich or healthy? Can't I have both? If not, what's the point in cash if you're at death's door? 6.) If you could go back in time would you and why? To stay for good or just a visit? I wouldn't mind a visit every now and again. As a keen student of histo

A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.

Henry takes on the pirates!

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.

Plotters. Hope Beach, South Arm Peninsula. 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... What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon. Australia's universities: from elite institutions to degree factories? What if Barbie Looked Like a Real Woman? Inequality, health and well-being: time for a national debate. When someone close to you dies, the very fabric of your life is ripped to shreds. Is philosophy any consolation? Clive James – a life in writing.

There's no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature.

Ez showcases some tip top bodyrocking moves at Dark MOFO (just before the ice creams)...

The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.

Creepy crawly. Russell Falls, Mount Field National Park. April 2013. This Sunday Top Five I hand over to Ezra, who gives us Ezra's Top Five Queen Tracks! Bohemian Rhapsody We Are the Champions Fat Bottomed Girls Don't Stop Me Now Under Pressure