Fragments of my life
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Three Daughters

The celebrated social commentator, Clive James, once said something to the effect that gazing upon the face of an intelligent beautiful woman was to gaze upon the face of God. It’s a  good line but is ultimately a shallow one. It resonates with me nevertheless because, I think he’s at …

Fragments of my life

Just For the Fun of it

Around the time of the second Iraq War, I started jamming on a Sunday afternoon with a local Ararat musician, Darren Sherwell. It started out as a bit of fun. He was an accomplished player and excellent singer. My fingers were full of rust – but somehow,in those first fumbling …

Mars

The prevailing view of reality & the big picture

What am I supposed to do with this information? somebody asked after reading Remote Viewing A Rabbit Hole On Mars. It’s a good question for several reasons. Most people simply won’t accept any of the possibilities that the article suggests. The prevailing view of reality simply doesn’t allow the ordinary …

media

Have You Come to Love Big Brother?

One of the most terrifying scenes in 1984, one of the most terrifying books ever written is the scene where Winston breaks down and weeps as he realises that he has learned to love Big Brother. The psychological abuse that led to Winston succumbing was intense, constant and horrific. Orwell …

Music

Moved to tears by my first Floorgasm

From a very early age I have been in love with music. That love  grew and materialized in an ongoing affair for the past 40 years. In that time I have listened to and appreciated many different forms of music from the historical bombastic excess of Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow to …

Sport

Ararat Eagles are Heroes

It’s no news to those of us who live in the area that the Ararat Eagles Football Club is struggling.  The writing was on the wall at the start of the year when the club put out a desperate call for players. I nearly wrote about their plight then. I …

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media

MSM dying by its own hand

Mainstream media stenographers masquerading as journalists  have been furiously clinging to the belief that it was Russia that hacked the DNC  server and distributed Hillary Clinton’s emails to WikiLeaks. This is despite the Forensic analysis  conducted by the former technical director of the NSA William Binney and other technical experts …

Australia were spying on Trump Papadopoulos
Politics

Did Australia Spy On The Trump Campaign

One of the very interesting and largely ignored aspects of the entire Trump collusion delusion farce is the insistence by George Papadopoulos that Alexander Downer and by extension Australia were actively involved in spying on the Trump campaign. Most Legacy media journalists refuse to investigate Papadopoulos’ claims.   That’s a red …

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blogging

8 Core Freelancing Tactics to Keep You On Track

Freelancing is not what it’s cracked up to be.   For the most part it’s hard work, it can be boring and it’s highly competitive.   However, these drawbacks are more than compensated for by the freedom that working for yourself allows. You need more than talent to be successful.  You need …

Israel Folau persecuted for faith based tweet
Politics

When faith meets political correctness

Amidst all the hand-wringing finger pointing and  allegations of media bias in relation to the Australian federal election result there has been little analysis of what may be a sleeper issue in our society. During the election campaign a prominent Rugby Union player, Israel Folau had his player contract cancelled …