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He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.

I doubt very much that your mini pack of rainbow Mentos are there, Henry...

The art of losing isn't hard to master.

Coming back in. Constitution Dock, Hobart. July 2013. I like Elizabeth Bishop as a poet. She has a nice touch. One Art , Elizabeth Bishop The art of losing isn't hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster, Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent. The art of losing isn't hard to master. Then practice losing farther, losing faster: places, and names, and where it was you meant to travel. None of these will bring disaster. I lost my mother's watch. And look! my last, or next-to-last, of three loved houses went. The art of losing isn't hard to master. I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster, some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent. I miss them, but it wasn't a disaster. - Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture I love) I shan't have lied. It's evident the art of losing's not too hard to master though it may look l

If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.

The neo-minimalist etchings of Ezra question their own raison d'etre. Are they visual tropes? Self-conscious (self-mocking/self-loathing) po-mo nombrilisme? Stochastic snapshots sans lexical basis? You decide!

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.

Boats at rest. Constitution Dock, Hobart. July 2013. The Vikings , Kenneth W. Harl: One of my first forays into the audiobook world, Harl takes us through everything that you could possibly want to know about Vikings. An interesting - albeit weighty - diversion. B . The Tiny Wife , Andrew Kaufman: An odd little book that tries just a little too hard to be odd. Redeemed somewhat by a nice twist. C .

I'm nobody, who are you?

Blow Henry blow!

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.

Heading to work #1. East Derwent Highway, Geilston Bay. July 2013. Theme Thursday ? INVENTIONS? I wish that someone never INVENTed zombies. Heading to work #2. East Derwent Highway, Geilston Bay. July 2013.

A cleaved head no longer plots.

Birthday aggression!

All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.

Octopus's garden? Bellerive Bluff, Bellerive. August 2013. Wordless Wednesday.

It's my rule never to lose my temper till it would be detrimental to keep it.

Are you free Mr Humphries?

If nothing else, we simply get used to being alive.

How old are you? Next to the overpass by Lindisfarne North Primary School, Lindisfarne. August 2013. More Qs and More As. As usual, I've pilfered them from Sunday Stealing. This week, a set of Awkwardly Intriguing Questions 1. What’s something you hide about your personality? I'm not certain that I do. Perhaps we all suppress elements of our vulnerability or sensitivities. 2. How do you deal with criticism? Tora tora tora! 3. What’s something sweet you’d like someone to do for you? Scratch my back for more than three seconds. 4. Which fictional character would you most like to have lunch with and why? Capt. John Yossarian. 5. Who would you say is your “anti” role model? Someone who serves as a warning rather than an inspiration? I've got a few of them. Perhaps it would be wise to just touch my nose and wink. 6. What’s the most infuriating thing your parents (or caregiver) do? Use my full name. 7. Which movie character do you most identify wit

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes that can be made, in a narrow field.

1.d4? 1.d4!!! My God, he's gone with the Queens Gambit !!!

There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain that it is positively bad.

Shag on a buoy. Constitution Dock, 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... Schools of economic thought explained as bumper stickers. The World Inside a Camera. Candidate Obama debates President Obama. A Point of View: Is democracy overrated? How does a nation heal itself?

It's not the work which kills people, it's the worry. It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction.

H: "Are you enjoying your dolphin sandwiches Ezra?" E: "Dolphin and Vegemite, Henry."

Morale was deteriorating and it was all Yossarian's fault. The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them.

Cat's tails? Gellibrand Point, South Arm Peninsula. June 2013 . Sunday Top Five ? Okay. The Five Best Things About Our Car Smash Yesterday! 1. Nobody got hurt. 2. A fantastic lesson regarding the importance of car seats and restraints (where nobody got hurt). 3. The bloke that smashed into the back of us (and completely wrecked the car) took full responsibility. This *should* ease the whole insurance song and dance. 4. Henry, Ezra and I riding in back of a police care. 5. Finding a pumpkin in the back of said police car.