another day in paradise

“Here’s looking at you – cheers.” 

The pyramid on the back of a dollar bill with the eye in the centre. What a strange symbol to use, nothing to do with everyday life unless you’ve a pyramid somewhere near by…

keeping off the roads

It’s quiet enough for me to hear the ticking of the clock. A cockerel crows, away in the distance, in such a mournful manner that I’d thought it was a beaten dog or a broken person howling. It’s a rooster…

fires here - floods elsewhere

‘Goodwill to all.’ … that’s Christmas and New Year wrapped up in one. 

On another matter, a surprise when a legal phrase stirs the imagination, gives hope. 

I was watching a detailed examination of the South China Sea, the Spratly…

under the noon day sun

Political events swirl across nations but here in Australia, in the early summer heat, it’s ‘climate change, no doubt about it’ as the massive bushfires now engulfing great swathes of country continue to burn. 

Heat records continue to be broken…

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a threat to what?

Fortuitous to receive an email from Jake Morphonios regarding Olive trees for Palestinian farmers. Hopefully I can ‘copy and paste’ and present it here. 

Not only is his cause ‘just’ but you’ll find no trace of hatred in his words…

so - election out of the way - moving on

It was a strange moment when just prior to Boris Johnson claiming victory, in what was a ‘Brexit or not’ election, a party functionary took the stage. After murmuring a few pleasantries he stated words to the effect that this…

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there's a hole in the bucket

Whose purpose is being served, who benefits? The immediate questions raised by the daily news …  more accurately named the news feed because it’s limited to what the editors and gatekeepers deem worth the reporting. What gets left out isn’t…

snowbirds in the drought

A gentle shower of cosmic rays blankets the planet. Energetic particles, unseen but real pass through the atmosphere, pass through all living things and, perhaps, leave an imprint upon the collective DNA  and if that were true then a blizzard…

'back in the day'

Darwin’s ‘Origin of Species’ isn’t an easy read. Thankfully I could turn to the chapter named ‘Difficulties on Theory’ in which Darwin attempts to deal with the issue of intermediate species – evidence of which there is a lack. I…