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‘Walk Star Shares His Successes’ – Hawkesbury Gazette

I mentioned in the recent post Wet Ghost that I received a lot of memorabilia from Australia. One such item was a newspaper clipping from my youth when I won and broke the record at the Australian National All-Schools Athletic

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Posted in Reading, Reflections, Sport and Adventure

12/11 – 18/11 incl. Meaning of life, Saints, Influencers and Virgins

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. A Likelihood of Saints Poem by River Dixon at The Stories In Between: There it is again At the corner Of my eye Dangling,

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Camino Real (Royal Road) – The road between Barichara and Guane

For this Wednesdays’ literature quote we are going to take a different route again. Years ago I wrote an article for a travel web site which described 5 relatively obscure places to visit in Colombia. My introduction was as follows:

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Afterglow (2006) – INXS

INXS were an Australian rock band fronted by the dynamic lead singer and main lyricist Mitchael Hutchence. They achieved international success from the mid to late 80s and early 90s with records like Listen Like Thieves, Kick and X selling

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Near death and contemplation of God from Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe

As you may have gleaned from my recent book quotations I have been working my way through the literary classics with great gusto. I aim to present a weekly book quote on this blog every Wednesday. I’m currently reading Robinson

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Glad Wrap and other ‘Broken Shoelace’ events

So here I am unwrapping the dreaded ‘glad-wrap’ plastic to seal over a plate of food that I will perhaps reheat the next day….and I’m in kind of a hurry. When you are cooking for just one, you’re always in

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Blue Skies Have Returned to Bogotá – 27th of June 2019

For the first time in a long while, Bogotá (the capital of Colombia) has had one whole day of radiant blue skies. This year, the typically wet season months in Bogota – April and May extended their melancholic deluge into

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The Happy Prince – Oscar Wilde (adapted and directed by Orson Welles)

When I was a child, I used to play this record incessantly.  Today, as a 45 year old man, it still brings a tear to my eye! It remains the most beautiful and heart-wrenching fable I have ever had the

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Posted in Movies and TV, Reading, Reflections

11.00 am ANZAC day 2003

My brother Jonny and I sat on two wooden chairs opposite the bed hunched over our knees. Numb. The chairs had never got so much use as they did that morning nor would they get any kind of practical use

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Tarot Suite – Mike Batt and Friends (1979)

No other album was played as often in our house during my youth than Tarot Suite by Mike Batt (with the London Symphony Orchestra)

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