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A tale form the base of Olympus – Chapter 14

This is a continuation of earlier posts. Context is found in previous parts. A season turned before I knew where the days had been and now I stand in my Alexandria again. More carts choke the byways than in that … Continue reading

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Sunday Selections: Because I love to bake!

Fruit cakes are an oft baked item in my home as the GOFA is quite partial to them, as are others around him. They get sent on to others, shared by many. My standard boiled fruit cake is easy to … Continue reading

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Sunday Selections: The fog is lifting

Sydney has turned on one of those magnificent Autumn days, sun warm, breeze gently blowing, wisps of clouds in the sky. Yesterday, I reacquainted myself with my running buddies after a long absence at a club event. I didn’t run … Continue reading

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Warriors and heroes

“The roots of violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles.” (Mahatma Ghandi) Perhaps it’s the lack of real conflict, the absence of war that’s caused … Continue reading

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Her beauty and her terror …

This country has terror  to meet the worst in the world at present. Mother Nature has let fly in Australia in the past few weeks, beginning with the floods in New South Wales, but yesterday’s “inland tsunami” in Toowoomba and … Continue reading

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In a rich man’s world

There’s a band wagon rolling by and I think I want to jump on it. It’s the one carrying the voices of the consumers, those of us who buy products manufactured both locally and overseas, be it through a retail … Continue reading

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The Postscript

The GOFA has been away, salvaging memories from flood waters and helping others fill sand bags to save theirs. Contained by a moat of Mother Nature’s making while I have remained in surburbia, we’ve talked briefly of the destruction and … Continue reading

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A Prelude

A few years ago, I made the long drive from the east coast, across the Hay Plains to Adelaide. I spent a few days there on my own, before travelling the gorgeous Fleurieu Peninsula and taking the ferry across to … Continue reading

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Rant 2

Facebook has a small army of dislikers of the ‘Like’ button. I was completely oblivious until yesterday, when I received a message telling me not to click ‘Like’, because it sends a notification to everyone I have befriended. I was … Continue reading

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A-mused

Something is not right. The new Country Road t-shirt I bought shrank on the first wash this morning. A $60 top and the bloody fabric hasn’t been pre-shrunk. Yes, the label says to hand wash in cold water; yes, it … Continue reading

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