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The Magazine

Originally posted on Observation Blogger:
I remember when I was fifteen I was given a mangled Hustler magazine in which all the women’s breasts were the size of watermelons. So I took it home and stashed it. I had heard…

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Mornington

Originally posted on Observation Blogger:
The crooked rocks, waves lapping my legs Must be Mornington, feels like the beach you popped in to say ‘hi’, your echo drew me here To await the ferry which will cast me out Forget…

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The Appointment

Originally posted on Observation Blogger:
I have an appointment with the computer. Every night nearly. It is waiting. My chair. A one man seat. My accustomed place that allows me to view everything that I feel needs viewing. Once again…

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The Wonder Years and ‘Catch The Wind’

Originally posted on Observation Blogger:
In the chilly hours and minutes Of uncertainty, I want to be In the warm hold of your loving mind. To feel you all around me, And to take your hand, along the sand. Ah,…

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North Brother Mountain

Originally posted on Observation Blogger:
When we were away on holidays at my Nan’s place in Laurieton – 5 hours north of Sydney, my father had his sights set on trekking down North Brother Mountain (image inset). He’d planned it…

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Trax boy and now ain’t dat a man!

Originally posted on Observation Blogger:
Our family always tried to achieve middle-class respectability, and never quite got there. The kids at my school had made up their minds. I was the Trax boy; the school kid who wore the cheapest…

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The Tattoo

When I was in my late teens I wanted a tattoo. The Navy seemed like the right place to make this happen. Tattooing, I learnt had been linked with the seafaring life of the Navy for centuries. I remember one

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The Telegram

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A school-friend kindly sent me a telegram after I won at the Australian Schools Athletic championships, admitting I was good enough despite wearing cheap sneakers called ‘Trax’. I still have the results of the event which show my Australian record…

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The Master (2012) – Paul Thomas Anderson

Lancaster Dodd: I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist and a theoretical philosopher. But above all, I am a man, a hopelessly inquisitive man, just like you. While Paul Thomas Anderson’s film catalogue may not be expansive his

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Breath – Tim Winton (A classic Australian novel)

“It’s funny, but you never really think much about breathing. Until it’s all you ever think about.” ― Tim Winton, Breath Tim Winton is Australia’s most-lauded novelist. He has won Australia’s highest literary merit the Miles Franklin Award an unprecedented

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