Monthly Archives: January 2013

not a fake moai

Shortly before Christmas I found myself at a rainy market, on a morning of cold showers and a harsh, gusting southerly. I braced myself with a bacon & egg roll and went wandering around. Somewhere there I saw a bunch … Continue reading

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on a level playing field…

Late last year US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, crossed the Pacific and came to hang out with her Australian counterparts. At a news conference in Perth she said that the rise of China, in the context of the political … Continue reading

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Tucson to Tucumcari

There’s a great wave of international acts heading to Australia this year, and there were a fair few last year. The understanding of this is that the strong Aussie dollar is now able to encourage performers to make their way … Continue reading

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worthy burden

Ever read a Clive Cussler novel? There was a summer somewhere in the 1990s when I read quite a few of them, probably a dozen or so. Over the last fifteen years or so I have dabbled occasionally with Dirk … Continue reading

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making like a hole in the water

Over the past decade or so accountability has become a bit of a fetish in public and corporate administration. Sometimes it seems like every parrot in the pet store is talking responsibility and accountability. If there’s a responsibility being devolved … Continue reading

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machine sans fantôme

After the fag ends of the cricket yesterday afternoon I found myself at the pub discussing the forthcoming technological singularity. This is supposed to be the point where all the creations of humanity reach a point of superabundant intelligence that those creations … Continue reading

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