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Bee.

It’s art because I say it’s art.

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Simple iPad wall mount for your campervan.

At the end of full travel day Kelly, Juno and I quite enjoy settling down for a little bedtime Netflix. You know….in bed. We could simply play a movie through Ripley’s TV but it is situated way up front, a little too far away to watch comfortably from the boudoir. Until now we have been […]

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Video: The language of connection.

Moses Monweal McCormick is a 33 year old African American from Columbus Ohio. If you look at this picture of him from his Instagram feed you may experience at least some preconceptions, biases and prejudices of who he might be. You are about to have them busted. You see Moses speaks over 50 languages, demonstrating […]

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Video: On consciousness.

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. Rumi I don’t know much about Peter Russell. I have not read any of his books but his bio states that he is an author who initially studied mathematics and theoretical physics at Cambridge University (UK), before changing his […]

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A bottle opener and a pizza recipe.

I was given one of these for Christmas and I think they would make a great gift idea for the one you love to add to their home or travel kit. It is a push-down bottle opener. Mine is in brushed aluminium but they come in various materials and colours. You can buy one for […]

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Rakusu Pt 2: Art from chaos.

Prologue: The Hadron Collider Kelly’s mum came to stay with us for a couple of days and I immediately put her to work helping me sew my Rakusu. We began with a few printed pages of confusing and somewhat incomplete instructions, a few shaky YouTube instructional videos, sewing threads, needles and $12.70 worth of materials. […]

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High School kids build secret room hidden in plain sight.

Scrunched up against one side of an otherwise open public space near our house is a small dense stand of birch trees. There is a dirt trail running beside it that is heavily trafficked by people like me walking their dogs or, jogging, or taking a shortcut across to the local shopping centre. The trees […]

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Jigsaw.

We are currently house-sitting for some friends in the beautiful coastal community of Kiama. Unfortunately, the heavy smoke haze that has been rolling in each evening from the bushfires south of us has necessitated engaging with some indoor activities rather than long sunset beach walks. To wit, Kelly has been methodically solving a 1000 piece […]

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The great gingerbread decorating competition of 2019.

The competition was fierce at my niece and nephews place this year as their annual Christmas Eve gingerbread house decorating competition unfolded amidst much high spirited yelling and sugar-rush shenanigans. As co-judge to the event the pressure was on. At risk, the possibility of a total icing, M&M and jelly bean food-fight apocalypse, should an […]