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It invades the land

    It invades the land   It invades the land From the vast western sea And churns the red dust with such an intensity That every crevice, crack and space in its path is penetrated Nothing escapes its domination Though times change it is always there Sometimes its immense power is a curse For […]

Country Blokes Don’t Say Much

Country Blokes Don’t Say Much   I first saw her a few weeks ago. She was young, maybe about twelve, darker than most and wearing a teal coloured smock in the usual fashion of maybe five sizes too big. She gave me a big smile and a young girl’s wave and ran off. In 1849 […]

Whilst on a Trip

Whilst on a Trip Whilst on a trip to the remoter northern regions of Western Australia I became very attached to a very kindly old Taoist monk. He was camped on the edge of the rest centre, away from other people and behind some shady bushes and trees where it was cool and private. We […]

It Happened Completely by Surprise

It Happened Completely by Surprise It happened completely out of the blue, the yelp, the scream. “Help me, help me”. It was a woman’s screech. I got out of the van fast as these old bones could respond to my wishful thinking. “Hamish.” What had happened? I called him again. “Hamish.” I was startled and […]

At a Time

At a Time   At a time when the world searched for meaning many looked to the blossoming of culture in the arts. It was a time when the new rich billionaires sought justification for their greed and in some cases their exploitation to acquire their fortunes. Many became philanthropists Some even formed a worldwide […]

Spirit Credit

Spirit Credit An old card reader, of my acquaintance, claimed to belong to a long line of indigenous soothsayers that had passed down their knowledge of the other dimension through the generations by her tribe’s elders; was having a cuppa with myself and just shooting the breeze. As people who have known each other for […]

The Power of Faith

The Power of Faith A little while ago a friend of mine asked me how he could strengthen his beliefs. It seems he was having trouble achieving, within his time restraints, the new goals that he was following. Nothing that he was doing seemed to be working towards achieving these aims. Although, one would have […]

The Tradie

The  Tradie   Darwin can be a hot stifling place in both the Dry and Wet season. The temperature remains about the same (33c) all year round. Although I’ve never been there during the rainy season, I have been told by those that have, that the whole region can be unbearable. The humidity is intolerable […]

The Pink Panther and The Croc

The Pink Panther  and The Croc Bob makes model aeroplanes these days. The old bloke’s memory is not quite functioning as well as it may have done in the past. The ravages of too much home brew and a life of adventures and near misses have taken their toll. This little episode happened back in […]

Pete

Pete   Pete is a swaggie. A colourful character and a part of our history that once made up and still today moulds the Australian identity. Most of us are proud to read about, brag about and belong to this as part of our distinctive heritage, except when it comes to associating with him in […]

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