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Connections.

Location: My Cafe. Manuka. Canberra. Australia. Kelly’s an iPad kinda gal. Whilst I’m a Kindle sorta guy. Kelly’s into Facebook and I’m into WordPress. Kelly: google maps. Me: paper maps. Kelly: drama. Me: documentary. But, we both connect seamlessly through a good cup of coffee.

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Found objects

The book.

Everyone likes a mystery right? Here is a small one. My parents have this tiny handmade book that has come down through our family. It sits in a silver box in their lounge room…pretty much unexamined over the years. It has some water damage, and the binding glue has degraded through the spine. Some of […]

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Found objects

The Straight Dope.

I am about to suggest you go visit a clunky, visually sucky, probably unattended website way over in a less traveled region of the internet. Be warned, you may be gone for some time. Back in the mid 1980’s at the very time I was supposed to be studying for my nurses registration, a friend […]

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Journal

Street library.

I was out walking Juno the other day when we came across this neat street library. Ironically, I first saw a street library whilst on holidays in Juno, Alaska several years ago. Since then they seem to have caught on and I have seen many more during our travels. A simple sign below the library […]

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Dune.

I first read the original Dune trilogy whilst in high school. I remember laying on my bed late at night trying to keep my eyes focused enough to make it to the end of the next chapter before falling asleep. Except for Triffid nights. Around the same nights I was ploughing through Dune I remember […]

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Found objects

Aloneness not loneliness.

I have recently begun following Emergence Magazine. Emergence Magazine is a quarterly online publication that explores stories of ecology, culture and spirituality and their emerging connections. It includes longform stories, photo essays, and podcasts presented in a visually engaging format. The most recent edition has a great read, On Being Alone,  by Craig Childs, a […]

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poetry

Pack Light.

“Pack light, Throw your keys in the river and cancel all your contracts. Grab a guitar, bring your best friends and hit the road. See the world, taste the ocean and feel the concrete under your bare feet. Play music with no witness but the moon, with no concern of who’s listening or what they […]

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where the sun falls.

  I have this spot I like to go to. Early in the morning, after I have finished sitting zazen1. Usually sometime between  7 and 9 am, when a shaft of late winter sun falls across my favourite chair.

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Found objects

Book vs Kindle.

Don’t get me wrong. I love my Kindle.