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Journal

Playing Possum.

Do not be fooled. This cute little chap can seriously un-cool your day.

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Zen

Cushion with a view.

This was the frontdrop to my meditation practice this morning. Zazen is not much concerned with the view. Pretty much any undisturbed space will do. But it’s nice to place my mat amongst it all and sit Instagram style every once and awhile. Soft grass. Sand. Surf. The Way is perfect like vast space where […]

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Travel

Kiama area.

Stopping in Kiama for a couple of nights. After a horrendous first day of high-thirties heat and blow-torch winds things finally settled down and Kelly got to catch up with her BFF, Sharon. Today Sharon took us out to see the nearby Bombo Quarry , a spectacular geological cubist construct of Kiama sandstone and porphyritic […]

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Found objects

Video: Ode to Desolation.

This short video documents the experience of Jim Henterly, a naturalist, and illustrator as he contemplates the future of the few remaining fire lookouts in North America.

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Travel

Panda man.

In the midst of a heatwave, things can get weird.

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Zen

With this.

With this, be this fully; with that, be that fully. When sad, be completely sad; when happy, completely happy. Through and through, become the wave, become the ocean, become the cause and the effect. How can you not be? Guo Gu Passing Through the Gateless Barrier (Shambhala 2016)

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Travel

Port Macquarie

Revisiting a family holiday spot.

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poetry

The bench.

Two eyes forward two eyes back.Calm seas calm sees.

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Travel

Ripley walk-thru.

We have owned Ripley (she is named after Sigourney Weaver’s kick-butt character in the movie Alien) for nigh on 3 years now. She has served us well and carried us safely through many trips around Australia. I thought I would share a quick no-frills, no-filter walk through of her interior. Stats: Length: 7.13 metres Height: […]