Monthly Archives: March 2012

a warm sense of insignificance

There’s a moment, sometime each week, where I’ll be standing in the kitchen and the music is coming through my big speakers (lovely speakers, old and solid, barely using an eighth of their capacity), the sea breeze is coming through … Continue reading

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don’t you think the joker laughs at you?

I’ve tried to quit smoking about six hundred times and I fail. I fail to actually stop.  At precisely the same time I’m saying I don’t want to do this anymore I am sucking on a cancer stick and loving … Continue reading

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The Last Day of Summer

When I was a teenager (in the late eighties I should point out) many of the girls I was interested in knowing better were into The Cure, so for a couple of years there was a habit of going to … Continue reading

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we are all falling

Recently I’ve been engaged in a small guerrilla email action about some promotional material that’s gone up around my workplace aimed at encouraging our clients to participate in career development programs and make themselves a plan about their money making … Continue reading

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the faceless ones

You know something that really bugs me? The whole faceless men thing: part chic, part j’accuse. It comes from long ago. In 1963 the ALP held a special conference to figure out some policy regarding the US-Australia relationship (the US … Continue reading

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deep into the Weather

Some years ago there was a flurry of publishing and general product-making regarding the Weather Underground. I was at the purchasing end of this consumer explosion and it occurred to me as I read Gordon Carr’s book about The Angry … Continue reading

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just add a Fucking asterisk!

This is a brief whine about the endless fucking asteriskes that populate every form that I come across. You know the ones, they’re next to something important, something that needs clarity and they signal something. But then you scroll down … Continue reading

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