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  • The storm

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    The last of the rain clouds drift away and we are left with sunny skies with the odd fluffy white cumulus. Later in the day the air is still, hot and sticky, sickeningly so. Then from the west, unannounced a grey wall approaches, full of menace, as is Hell has come upon Earth. The heavens […]

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  • 2007: The year that was

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    2007 began with a quest. The rest of the year was probably spent questing for a suitable quest. January saw the deaths of Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant noodles, and a local police officer. It was also a productive time work wise. Beginning in January and continuing on to March I began exploring information […]

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  • Imagined worlds: Out of the corner of your eye

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    Tonight I watched Miyazaki's Laputa, a Studio Ghibli animated movie about the adventures of a young girl and boy and their quest to find a flying city. Miyazaki's plots are so wonderfully and wierdly different to anything else on the screen, but what I love most are his fantastical cityscapes and industrial depictions. I would […]

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  • The Christmas quiet

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    The guests have gone home, the dishes are done. Outside, the only sound is of a jet aircraft high above and the evening squawks of cockatoos. The streets and houses are silent. Gone is the constant background hum of traffic. I love it. Sydney is so rarely quiet. This silence is the best gift of […]

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  • Merry Christmas and woof!

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    It's the wee hours of Christmas, but I haven't spotted Santa yet. We've been busy cleaning up the house in preparation for Christmas lunch with our siblings. Apart from one moment where he escaped and raced around the street our dog Kita has been a wonderful companion these past few days.  Unfortunately, many pets aren't […]

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  • Stickiness

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    I loathe this humid weather. Not only does the body feel sticky but so does the brain. Clear thought is not possible in this air. I preferred the rain. Last Friday I was driving into the centre of the city with a colleague and we couldn't see out of the front windscreen due to the […]

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