Furoshiki – Dog

Furoshiki is the Japanese Art of Gift Wrapping Clarence Council, like many municipal authorities provides handled bags. Plastic manufacturers have sold these bags Australia Wide. Hung at the sides of specially designed metal disposal bins, a bag or two from the bag rolls is almost obligatory stops for dog owners.  I know I have several …

Aussie CouchSurfing Ode

For regular surfers, we now mourn, Australia's shore's left all forlorn. Post docs and sophomores to varsities. Do not now seek our Oz cities. From Europe as Erasmus seekers, Or study for a doctoral thesis. By picking fruit in outlying reaches, Or lolling round on sundrenched beaches. We loved the contact, week about, Were lucky …

“Fake News?”

Naivete. In Tasmania, far from the news of US election palaver, I thought we were immune from the stupidity rolling across that land. Covid restrictions on travel ease a little. A 'mainland' visitor, that's from Australia not China, expounds on the latest news. "It's about ballot machines in the US which have automatically changed votes …

Lost In Love – It Started So Easy, Reflections on the examination of ex MP Darryl Maguire at NSW ICAC, Oct 2020

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=lost+in+love+youtube&&view=detail&mid=BA3D025D7D42BCF62219BA3D025D7D42BCF62219&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dlost%2Bin%2Blove%2Byoutube%26FORM%3DHDRSC3 Lost in Love -Air Supply Twistin' in Commission's breeze, From back of room, a snuffled sneeze. Legal Counsel seeks 'to help' poor Darryl, Past echoes of one, Barry O'Farrell. QC taunts, "I'll refresh your memory," Darryl's career heads to the cemetery. Property deals, and shady meetings, All denied by premier's bleating's. The questioning skilled, …

Book Ends to Democracy

Book ended by these pictures is the presidency of the United States of America. On day one it starts with a lie, a lie about crowd size, and a crowd chanting campaign advertising  Make America Great Again About 1390 days later, the presidency effectively ends. A shambolic press conference, claims electoral fraud. Unwittingly organised in …

On the Beach

It's ya Birthday Let's Celebrate! Sometime after Christmas, your birthday, his graduation, her funeral , we're walking the dog along the beach. The dog's nose then eye see it first. We stoop to pick it up and take it home, to memorialise

Presidents Come And Go

Savouring the elevation of 46th president, and the door being shown to the 45th I listened to Ronan Keating https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=you+say+it+best+when+you+say+nothing+at+all&&view=detail&mid=CFB8AAFB08CCA01FC701CFB8AAFB08CCA01FC701&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dyou%2Bsay%2Bit%2Bbest%2Bwhen%2Byou%2Bsay%2Bnothing%2Bat%2Ball%26FORM%3DHDRSC3 You say it best when you say nothing at all Following his advice and refer you to an Australian perspective from Rebecca Armitage and Lucia Stein, of the ABC, Australia's National Broadcaster. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-08/the-curtain-falls-on-donald-trumps-presidency/12766736