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He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.

He has Freda Payne's Band of Gold stuck in his head. For some reason.

I wrote a poem

Experiment on the way home #1. Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay. July 2013. Here is a poem that I wrote in two minutes about another poem that I wrote in one minute. I consider it... experiment. I Wrote A Poem , Kris McCracken I wrote a poem once. It was a good poem. A poem like no other poem you have never heard. The poem - that I wrote - a draft a play a practice exercise game. It was a good poem. But I threw it away. Experiment on the way home #2. Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay. July 2013.

He who is brave is free.


A book should serve as the axe for the frozen sea within us.

Political comment. Elizabeth Street, North Hobart. July 2013. Master Georgie , Beryl Bainbridge: This book won a lot of prizes, and it isn't hard to see why. Novel represents a unique glimpse at a character from a prism of lenses formed by those around him. This conceit works well and it allows Bainbridge to really explore three very different narrative voices. Not for everyone, as the author showcases a real mastery of technique here that can be quite challenging at times. However, if you love reading, you should love this book. A . The Second Tree from the Corner , E.B. White: A collection of literary miscellanea, some dated, some prescient. Uneven. C . Poodle Springs , Raymond Chandler (and Robert B. Parker): Private dick settles down, but circumstances won't let him. This was Chandler's last novel, incomplete at his death and finished by Parker. It's okay, if somewhat hackneyed. C .

The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face.

Snow bunnies.

A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.

Prehistoric plant #1. Lake Osborne, Mount Field National Park. July 2013. Theme Thursday PASSIONS have got away from me! My apologies! Prehistoric plant #2. Lake Osborne, Mount Field National Park. July 2013.

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.


A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.

Self-portrait. At home, Geilston Bay. July 2013. Wordless Wednesday.

If you are foolish enough to be contented, don't show it, but grumble with the rest.

Ezra, der Mann lebt an der Unterseite einer Klippe!

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.

You're so vane. Corner of Brisbane and Elizabeth Street, North Hobart. July 2013. Q and A time and today I am Thinking about ... Feeling: Relaxed. Reading: After The Wall by Jana Hensel. Listening to: A history of the Vikings. Wondering: About how those Viking coped in the cold. Looking forward to: A few days of peace and quiet. Missing: Oddly enough, the early morning walks! Watching: Jen, Henry and Ezra become absorbed into the weird world of Minecraft . Why do they feel the need to bash those sheep to death with a mallet? Eating: Lots of soup. Making me happy: Doing my own thing!

By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.

Henry and Ezra tame the wild beast.

Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it.

The walls have ears eyes. Warwick Street, North Hobart. July 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 happens when melting snow on the Mutnovsky volcano in Kamchatka, Russia, meets lava? Big bang theory: how did dinosaurs have sex? How to give money away... In praise of cynicism. Why is Australia the happiest place on Earth? Bright Nights, Big Problems: Why we should turn off the lights and appreciate the dark . The Frankfurt School at War: The Marxists Who Explained the Nazis to Washington. A Malcolm Turnbull comeback would not be good news for the left. Competition, “autonomy” and schools. Australians seem to be getting dumber – but does it matter?

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

'Cause me say listen to the drum, a me say listen to the bass Give me little music, make me wind up me waist.

The future is made of the same stuff as the present.

Happy birthday! Geilston Bay Community Centre, Geilston Bay. July 2013. Sunday Top Five ? How about July 19 Through The Years! #5! #4! #3! #2! #1! Cake drafting. Geilston Bay Community Centre, Geilston Bay. July 2013. The cake! Geilston Bay Community Centre, Geilston Bay. July 2013.