Category Archives: waxing philosophical

“a cry from the darkest corners of my own soul…”

John Birmingham – I totally agree!!! read a stunningly brilliant take on Generation X as it is today, by Mat Honan, here Advertisements

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a litte australiana for ANZAC Day

Today, 25 April, is ANZAC Day.  the ANZAC Day centenary, in fact. On this day in 1915, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps began a long and ultimately fruitless campaign in Turkey.  Gallipoli marked a turning point for Australia … Continue reading

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Captain Cook’s boomerang for sale in London

In 1770, Capt James Cook parked his boat in Kurnell, Botany Bay, Australia and met some local people – as you do.  These locals, as a gift of friendship after noticing Cook didn’t have any, gave him a boomerang and … Continue reading

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Caution: diverted patriotism?

I’ve been watching the olympics.  Like most of the rest of the planet, I assume.  And I’ve noticed, too, that Britain are doing rather well.. Which brings up strange feelings in me.  I’m aussie to the core and will be … Continue reading

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caution: patriotism crossing

Anyone who’s been out of touch with the world for the last few days, I have news.  The Olympics have started. Yep, that ritual athletic testing that started in an ancient foreign land as a way of challenging soldiers has … Continue reading

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the rich getting richer? not as much as before, it seems.. but the poor are still paying the biggest price..

Heard on the news this morning that Lloyds TSB, one of the UK’s biggest banks, has had a 70% drop in profit this quarter. I started cheering, thinking perhaps this can be a score for the little guy, to prove … Continue reading

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kulcha tursdy: W.H.Auden

I cam across this poem when I was living in Edinburgh in the early 2000’s.  I always liked it. Hope you do too… O Tell Me The Truth About Love Some say love’s a little boy, And some say it’s … Continue reading

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