Wednesday, January 13, 2021


Don the con.  All the way with LBJ. Fans of the USA.  Any volunteers ready to flock to its defence?  Defend the Manipulator-dictator or defend the elected government? Will any mercenaries step up? Now's the time, take the chance - follow whichever hero.  Is it worth the effort? 
Imagine our days without USA no celebs, FB, Twitter, Google, glorious hair locks, violent media, senseless media (and I ought to know), unhealth, formal short shorts, hubris, guns.....what have we got to lose? 


Tuesday, January 12, 2021


Strangly, I read 'apocalyptic' isn't weird, it means to unveil. Has  evidence based processes on virus prevention been unveiled or do we have a big individual fuss by each state? There is more than one way to skin a cat. Could be a good thing. Will the individual hoo-ha continue full-on for the next year and as long as it takes and change to state  borders every few days.
Social distance, hand washing and masks are our defence against every type of virus.

Thursday, January 07, 2021


New house back to the 1950s..
If todays insurrection had been about action for climate change or racial justice it would have been a different matter. Its not the end of democracy.
That votes were cast this week still in support of Trump/republicans defies the imagination. Made no difference that a sociopath was behind the circus, it still worked with some.

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

From point a to b

Where was everybody?  The latest tunnel in Sydney was rejected and  was an unbelievable 'run' compared to Pennant Hills Road.  The M1 to Newcastle has the upgraded sections completed.  No stopping us now.
 Ease of motoring costs you when certain toll roads are too good to miss specially at start and finish of a thousand kilometre road trip.

Sunday, January 03, 2021


Waltzing Matilda fantasie impromptu provoked by state imposed self isolation. Instead of winging about the border closure I held my tongue but Leonie Wood in the SMH says it all about the nonsense instant decision by the Victorian leaders to adjust border regulations.

 Most of the traffic on the Newell Highway was of Victorians returning south, a long journey to a terrible traffic jam on the border where the check up was very slack and with more sensible management by the team could have cleared the hold up in half the time so that stressed motorists would not jepodise their safe return.

State borders are unnecessary.  Closure is unnecesasry.   


Coda to the slow movements of a covid day sonata

covid que

Friday, January 01, 2021

a long que to enter the state of Victoria due to covid regs, this was fast compared to some and took two hours and 30 minutes to 'cross over' there was time to spot a koala, go walking and see the large river gum trees.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

 Government ministers hold long press conferences every day when under twenty cases of covid infection are recorded each day.  Contrast this with the thousands upon thousands overseas.   

It is entirely up to us to prevent the spread.  Sadly the theatre in the image should be closed, maybe it is, crowds should not form at all. No long term gain without a big effort. Look at the western world alone to see what can happen.  Are they in denial?  Too little too late.  Take heed!




Wednesday, December 30, 2020

ABC fm radio classics play Max Bruch's violin concerto every so often. It is always a winner.  Noah Bendix Balgley is terrific.   Interpretations become steadier, deliberate no less brillant, possibly as it should be. 
However, other faster versions remain with you, it is hard to forget them.  Jascha Heifetz is heard on YouTube. I guess he was one of the outstanding violinists of the past. 

Saturday, December 26, 2020

To the left watching the sunrise is a tall stark tree who, once again, is striving for photosynthesis and the will to live.
 It wants to belong to the global forest legions who take up the offensive against dreaded carbon dioxide to liberate an oxygen rich life force. 
To cling to a number one role in global climate is a mighty purpose not easily given up but easily defeated and lost by  thoughtless land clearing.