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The face of COVID-19

The haunting faces of Italian doctors and nurses.

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COVID-19: Rule #666

Getting sick of COVID-19?
You might just need to implement Rule #666.

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Going towards it.

Remember those scenes during 9/11 where hundreds of people were running away from the burning twin towers?

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shojiwax now on Facebook .

I think I have made my feelings about Facebook pretty clear in the past. However, this is an extraordinary situation right now…. and so for the purpose of increasing my own connectivity at a time of physical isolation, (and somewhat at the risk of being a total hypocrite), I have decided to rejoin Facebook…. at […]

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Destination

Book Now. Bendigo

Whilst passing through Bendigo we were lucky enough to score a parking spot for Ripley right outside one of my favourite second-hand book shops Book Now has been open since 1984 and claims a selection of over 50,000 used books. It also perfectly captures that special vibe that I seek in book shops (a little […]

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Life Support

Hospital ‘wardies’. They deserve our respect.

I recieved an email today from an emergency department nurse in Tasmania asking for a story a wrote a while back about the importance of hospital orderlies. It is probably even more relevent in these days of COVID-19 than ever before. Here it is…… In some hospitals they may be called orderlies or porters.In Australia […]

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Travel

COVID-19: homewards

We are turning for home today. Plan to spend tonight in Jugiong and then roll up the highway to Canberra on Sunday morning. Despite the grim tide of suffering that is engulfing the world right now we have had a most excellent and uplifting trip. But it seems like the right time to return home. […]

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Recommended viewing: Giri Haji

Looking for a little Netflix entertainment to help briefly escape reality and turn your thoughts away from the real drama unfolding around us? This trip we have been watching the series Giri Haji. I highly recommend it. It’s a BBC drama that switches between events in Japan and the UK as: A Tokyo detective, travels […]

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Destination

Ned Kelly.

We are in Beechworth today. In the midst of ‘Kelly Country’. Perhaps no other Australian narrative has been as polarising or emotive than the life of this iconic bushranger. Not really knowing more than a bare sketchy outline of the Kelly story I visited the Ned Kelly museum and found it so compelling that I […]