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Everyday is the same, but a little different, like the same day playing itself out over and over again in parallel universes, contemporaneous existences, the pieces stay in place as the board mov...


November 11, 2020

Richer for the experience

What’s better than found money? Not much, right? I owe it to my new hobby, getting me out and about, out in the big world. I’ve been going out in the afternoons for the past couple of weeks, with...


November 09, 2020

Steve's Ford LTD

Lori looks me up over facebook. I’m easy to find, easy enough that every four or five years someone finds me, makes an initial contact. We usually look at each other’s photos and mutual friends a...


November 08, 2020

slices

When I was the sweep-up boy at Woolworths, I worked with a bunch of smock-wearing overweight women. As a kid from the suburbs, it was my first prolonged experience working with a completely diffe...


November 06, 2020

park walk

I spend the afternoon in the queen’s park. It’s a nice day for a stroll and I’m here to make a video. Watching ‘walking around’ videos led me to ‘walking tour’ videos of New York City, which I po...


November 05, 2020

white with blue dots

Books, most people will agree, are better than movies. Sure you miss the whiz bang special effects, the star power and ‘the event’ of watching a movie that a book cannot compete with when compari...


November 04, 2020

awake and cranky

I stay up late to watch the election and feel both suspicious and dismayed with the unfolding events. The pace is mind-numbingly boring. I’ve got ABC, Fox and NBC on Youtube live streams and I sw...


November 02, 2020

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The snow comes early this year, Sunday afternoon just after 2pm. I’m out in the neighbourhood for a midday walkabout with the missus. I’d rather walk outside than on the treadmill that we’ve inst...


It rains so I spend the weekend sitting about the old crab shack, binging on Netflix and ‘getting organized’. Animal Kingdom is a modern day Godfather. Tom Cruise is a nazi with with a conscience...


September 08, 2020

Guten Morgen

It was 12 degrees when I got up this morning, the coldest temperature we’ve seen here since, ah, June, was it May? Don’t know. Don’t care. Talking about the weather is about as interesting as tal...


August 16, 2020

The Amsterdam Revelation

Whoa mid-month. The time has gone. The braincells are discombobulated. Away on vacation. Coming back like donkeys on a Greek island, early in the morning after the bars have closed. I’ve certain...


July 31, 2020

a rest for a change

I’m starting to like camping, not that this is camping. I’m not setting up a tent or blowing up an air mattress. I’m just pulling up or backing into somewhat level ground, gravel or pavement. And...


July 29, 2020

From Big Tiddy Beach

We boondock at Big Tiddy Beach on the outskirts of the county seat of government, a town with grain elevators and bridges and waterfalls on the way in and around. It was Plan B as Plan A did in f...


July 28, 2020

11, 12

I threw my longboard in the RV and then later on impulse, turned into the park parking lot and went down that big hill. I haven’t spent anytime on the longboard the summer so when the board start...


July 20, 2020

The Taichung overlap

Some old friends dropped over yesterday afternoon. They called first and said they were coming, inviting themselves over for a chat. I was sitting by the pool with a book and a beer. Virgil Flowe...


July 19, 2020

8. 9. 10.

I’m glad I got married before the internet took over dating. I can’t imagine putting myself out there online with my photo, what I like and dislike and facing constant rejection, meeting weirdos ...


July 18, 2020

Beaches and Benzes

It takes me more than a month to hitchhike up the coast from Singapore to Kelantan, not because I can’t get rides. I get a lot of rides, short rides, rides mostly from rich Indians and Chinese, n...


July 17, 2020

6. 7.

Without hurting myself any further, I finish the shed roof project. I did an amateur job. I can’t think of anything that I ever did an expert job at the first time, so I’m satisfied. It won’t lea...


July 16, 2020

George the Viking

Just like when you mix water with dirty water you get dirty water, when you mix science with politics, you get politics. How many days till this is over? How many days till November? I’m not even...


July 14, 2020

4. 5.

I took another tumble yesterday, second time this summer that I’ve landed on my back. The first time was because of muddy shoes and a big step onto a row of landscaping rocks, next thing I was on...


July 13, 2020

1. 2. 3.

The dog was acting weird last night. Normally she just sleeps and sleeps. Since we moved down into the basement apartment, she’s been sleeping with us. She got up and started walking around, ba...


July 12, 2020

Chill

I disagree with most of the stuff in most of the sales books I’ve read. And I’ve read a lot of them, going back about thirty years. I’m hard on most sales people if I see them going into their p...


July 10, 2020

Waiting

Essentially I’m waiting. I’m ok with that. I’ve spent my life waiting. Waiting to be fed. Waiting for the bell to ring. Waiting for a lecture to start or an airplane to leave. Waiting for someone...


July 08, 2020

Now I do this

Gone are the days when you could have a short chat with a total stranger. It would happen in a line up at the supermarket or coffeeshop, with a server, other customer or cashier. Cashiers especia...


July 05, 2020

Accepting a lot

I finished up with the Clergyman’s Daughter which what I got out of is that life is brutish and harsh. People are mostly self-interested and will take advantage when they can and that it is best ...


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Most days, I like to write first thing, before the demands of the day invade my time and change my space. These are the uncooked, unconnected thoughts.