Category Archives: Diary of happenings

Once again a news-media exaggeration

Today the Australian City of Adelaide sweltered through another day of extreme heat.  It topped 46 degrees Celsius yesterday and was about 44 today.  That IS hot – over 100 Fahrenheit.  But what did the news media say here in … Continue reading

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Despite the ‘messages’ wars still go on

I’ve just returned home from watching the movie, The Book Thief.  It is hard to believe that the people depicted in that story were considered by me to be the ‘enemy’ when I was a little boy living in London, … Continue reading

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Tiny hamlet in rural England now ‘prime’ real estate

Seventy years ago I was a little boy living in a tiny hamlet in Northhamptonshire, England.  I’d been evacuated there because of the war.  I’d have been six going on seven.   The bus carrying the group of evacuee-children I was … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Today I went to the movies; saw the Secret Live of Walter Mitty.  I wonder how many people realize that the original film, starring Danny Kaye, came out a good sixty years ago!    I never saw that version but I can … Continue reading

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Boxing Day 2013

This afternoon, after lunch, I decided I’d listen to a few of my old favourite singers on YouTube.  And old they are too – most are no longer with us.   But what voices!   I listened to Rosemary Clooney, Vera Lynn, … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas Again

Today is Christmas Day and as I write this it is almost 5-00pm.  It’s been a wonderful day so far, most of which has been spent with family: my wife, my daughter, son-in-law and two of our four grandchildren.  We … Continue reading

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New Year Resolution Time

Yesterday I tore up my very detailed list of Goals for 2014 and resolved on just one. The one I am concentrating on now is an extension of what I’ve already started and which is progressively improving: Awareness; being in … Continue reading

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Music Heals the Heart

Today I sat down at my computer, went to My Music, and played Bette Midler’s wonderful song, The Wind Beneath My Wings.  I was moved, as I am so often with that song; the beautiful tune, voice and lyrics – … Continue reading

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Email from an old friend

Today I received an email from an old friend, Helen McKay, former president of the Australian Storytellers’ Guild (NSW) Branch.  Helen is now retired and hasn’t been involved in the Guilld for thirteen years.  However, she is still very active … Continue reading

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Look at me! Look at me!

What does this cry of “Look at me” mean?  It means look at me with approval.  In asking for this I am therefore giving away my power to choose how I feel about myself to others.  Why would I need to … Continue reading

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