Category Archives: Random Short Thoughts

Life outside the frame

Many would consider the small towns I lived near and grew up in boring. It was the 1980s and they lacked the services and excitement of the cities. But they didn’t lack for character, nor characters. There was a woman … Continue reading

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Gestures towards immortality

We half remember the lyrics. We stumble through the steps, and tire too soon. And then grow still. We hum tunelessly when once we sang. And fade to a hush when the sound is turned low. We read until we … Continue reading

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A memory

Today, flags are half mast at the Country Fire Service office at Naracoorte and I remembered. Days after I watched TV and the dust storm cover cities in red dirt, hot air blasted the trees, throwing eucalypt branches into the community … Continue reading

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Mystery is the reason for the season

I’m a big admirer of scientific discoveries. I collect data and evidence because they are reassuring and often useful in life and stories. Right now, the Geminid shower is taking place, but I can’t see anything.  It doesn’t matter.  Anyway, … Continue reading

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One invisible story

Indulge me for a moment as I present these facts. Women make half the food and fibre in the world. The entire freaking world. Up until 23 years ago any Australian woman filling in the Census could not be categorised … Continue reading

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Virtually, the past

I recently visited the Shrine of Remembrance, Victoria’s war memorial (in Melbourne) the other day. I had not been before and I decided I needed to. Mainly for the quiet, but also because of Dunkirk. Then again, a good reason is because … Continue reading

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Nightswimming (classes)

Nightswimming deserves a quiet night. I made a decision when I was sick some months ago. Simple as sending an email when I couldn’t sleep to change, put things in reverse. And learn. Now in my second term, the water seems … Continue reading

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