Quite the secret

In my household of five people (3 adults), it’s become clear I’m the only person who knows the recipe for making ice. There are perpetual empty ice trays in the freezer til I notice the need for ice. Maybe my family are close to the age where I can confidently pass on that secret family […]

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Quite telling

I generally don’t think of myself as unintelligent. But today, during a meet & greet with a new colleague, I made a note of his legal studies major, where I incorrectly spelled “intellectual” (property).

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Getting old

This getting old stuff is really to starting to hit home. In the mirror I just noticed, I am getting wrinkles in my balding hairline. Two singular activities I once never even anticipated for myself. Let alone them both taking hold simultaneously.

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Syllable Soliloquies

I have enjoyEd documenting the occasional moment or observation in the form of Haiku. Haikus are poems that follow a strict, concise three-line format. They appear simple on the surface, but there is always a challenge to capture the essence of something in 17 syllables. No more, no less. I’ve brought here the ones I […]

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Farcical Recognition

Our community Facebook group recently had one member post images of alleged shoplifters, and even asked for their names, or perhaps it was just for the purpose of shaming the pair into oblivion. Unsurprisingly a huge community uproar ensued, with only a couple of people questioning if it’s an appropriate use of the channel. What […]

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A long day

Marvelling at the Sun’s beauty again, I realise, my commute extended from dawn til dusk. With a 7am departure, a peaking sliver of pink peach rose to my right. Along the journey, a tall sky inhaled it up to a full circle of orange. My 8pm return, the same peach – once more on my […]

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Condoning the Gaps

Today Australia’s Productivity Commission released their scathing annual report on the lack of progress and multiple failings in Closing the Gap in inequality experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (Guardian Australia (2024), Closing the Gap will fail without ‘fundamental change’, scathing report finds). This is the anti-Voice landscape we now live in. Indigenous […]

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Review: Gotta Get Theroux This

Gotta Get Theroux This: My Life and Strange Times in Television written by Louis TherouxMy rating: 5 of 5 stars A fascinating backstory, and journal of process and progression from someone I think I always admired. Louis’s humble and raw account of his major accomplishments encouraged me to watch and rewatch several of the documentaries he […]

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Smells like pre-teen spirit

I saw that my local council added what looks like a painted edge over the encroaching grass that has begun growing onto the loose gravel footpaths. I presume they had used this to poison the grass into complying with their urban landscaping aesthetics and order. It’s uncanny and a little unnerving how identical the poison’s […]

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Bike Safety

I’ve been sitting in a local car park, which is opposite the police station. 95% of the kids riding bikes are not wearing helmets. Kind of interesting to be watching this, and then see a memory pop up from social media today on a similar theme, from COVID hangover times – 16 January 2022. I […]

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