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North Brother Mountain

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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!

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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 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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Winter Light (1963) – Ingmar Bergman

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Marta Lundberg, an atheist local school teacher sits and laments at the church pew because she is deeply in love with a pastor whose faith in God, himself and Marta is dwindling into an existential…

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The greatest cover up in history – The unheralded Robert Zimmerman

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Few Hollywood insiders know that Robert Zimmerman’s nuanced acting performance in The Night We Called It a Day landed him a tonne of movie scripts. If you have seen Robert in this short music video;…

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The story didn’t die

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I have written it with trepidation. It will cause some readers pain. I do not find my candor, its realism greatly reassuring. I apologise to my readers and most of all my family for the harm it…

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The Screen

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It seems all I do these days is stare at the bright white screen. The computer has the gall to stare right back at me as if it knows better. It flickers to black ……

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Snapshot of my life as a ‘Temp’

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Sitting, peering, folding and unfolding arms. Chewing my Nicorette gum like a man possessed. My third shot for the day. No one smokes at work, which means I can’t smoke either. The place where I…

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Kundalini Yoga For Beginners – Nirvair Singh Khalsa

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Back in 2003, I was going through a really bad patch. My marriage and career was failing, my father had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and my previous work boss and good friend died of…

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Gold Nugget

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Inflatable pool, sipping’ Dad’s ice cold beer kissed my Godmother’s daughter ‘How cute!’, Dad took a photo Later on, my best friend snatched it and it would do the school rounds I’ve had better days,…

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