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June Resumption

June 10, 2017 - 02:50 -- Admin

Both Dexter and Hannah are as right as the rain now falling, but for April and May the photo record of their jaunts (or walks) have not been realized, although photos were taken. The fact is there are too many photos.

Continuing Rain

March 26, 2017 - 01:05 -- Admin

The rain keeps falling. As they say it is weather for ducks,and because the creek was flooding we took a walk up to the dam.We had a storm on Wednesday, but with luck and the information that is now readily to hand, we  got home before  it occurred.

“Global Warming, will  Increase Rainfall”  was the heading for John Abraham’s article in The Guardian. He reminded me, at least:

Summer has Gone?

March 12, 2017 - 01:52 -- Admin

The world keeps on turning. That part of the system is pretty constant. Natural systems almost invite variation, and that would be equally true for embedded
sub-systems whether they are human or canine bodies for instance. Still if there were usual variation in the in the rotation of the Earth or its axis, such a change would not escape instant attention.

Different dates are given for the beginning of Autumn.  The Bureau of Meteorology reported for  Sydney:


February 12, 2017 - 23:57 -- Admin

At some point at the road of an individual’s life unfurls, there is the realization that the planning horizon has closed in. That may be a very selfish moment, or the culmination of long term selfishness. Other people may inherit a world that will sustain their lives and fulfil their humanity, but that beggars belief and probability given dominant political and economic agendas.

Christmas Day 2016

December 27, 2016 - 00:09 -- Admin

As we are reminded every year the celebration of Christmas has pagan associations. It suggests to me that much of the population of Western Europe were nominally Christian and that folk traditions were remembered and continued, especially at the periphery. Arguably,in that sense, not much has changed

“The Urgency of Now”

November 9, 2016 - 23:47 -- Admin

The election of Donald Trump to become in due course the American President is an extraordinary development. Given the campaign, he made a gracious acceptance of Hillary Ciinton’s phone call acknowledging defeat.As far as I know she has not made a public announcement.