Sunday, December 24, 2006

Behold! A bubble

Our entire life is one of discovery !

the blog layout has been out of wack but am not going there yet as a hacker illiterate but am going on R & R

Saturday, December 23, 2006


Getting ready for cricket.
Always in readiness, the rescue choppers wait in the background (but not for victims of the spin bowler)
The skies point to a monsoon season, overcast, humid and stormy. The closest we get to the real thing, some years more so than others.

Friday, December 22, 2006

I'm Dreamin of a White Christmas.....NOT

It must be Christmas

Luscious Mangoes from the deep north
Cherries: brief appearance of
Panettone from Italy
Christmas Bush, red, native genus indigenous to this state, ceratopetalum gummiferum, (related to Coachwood tree)

New Year's Eve

The group, Silverchair, Newcastle born and bred, will be before the home crowd soon in a sold out performance at Queens Wharf Brewery. From a debut album, Frogstomp, of post-grunge alternative rock, they became huge.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Moored Installation

Gratuitous festive sighting for the passing commuter (motorists) travelling beside an arm of the Hunter River at Hexham - tidal with vital mangrove habitat.

Changes to the blog thanks to the help of Dan (pleased with HSC success and Uni days ahead in computer technology).

The Bigger Picture

The universe has always been a source of amazement for humanity.
We are confounded by the interdependence of its parts...
a passionate love of growth, of being, a way forward..
our hope operative and expressed in human solidarity....

from Teilhard de Chardin

from a local building

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Can We Be Saved?

Yes. By Public Transport.

Pedal Power

These North American tourists deserve admiration. Set for adventure in tandem, huge distances and high summer weather in the great outdoors. Pausing at Central Railway, Sydney.

Transported by Kitch

Margaret, the bus driver, and friends decorated this bus as a labour of love and State Transit runs with it. Several former passengers meet up again on wheels.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Christmas Codes

Read how we naturally look for binary codes. All the same Christmas "suburban dermatities" is cool.
Posted by Picasa Blinging you good wishes

Saturday, December 16, 2006

kinky touch

from the red light end of town

schmalz -

I don't know why we are here but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves
ludwig wittgenstein Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 15, 2006

Many Christmasses

Nursing Home residents are entertained by students from a neighbouring High School.
Honour to our elderly.

Schmalz for the season of good will -

Welcome the child in all of us !
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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Roundabout fix

Surveyor, sighting from the roundabout.

schmalz for the season of good will -
Creation sings a new song
Universal energies resound
Google Earth all pervasive
Abode, road or van on cam
Newcastle streaming ! Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 11, 2006


Stark reality

schmalz for the season of good will -
don't build a wall until you know what you are walling in and what you are walling out
robert frost Posted by Picasa

Sunday, December 10, 2006

McDonalds 1

Golden arches in King street Newcastle and global mono-cultural prevalence.

Schmalz for the season of good will -

it is easy to love humanity. it is quite another thing to love one so like me. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 09, 2006

love flower

Agapanthus: Of African amaryllidaceous plants genus Agapanthus with umbrels of blue or white flowers; African lily. (Greek agape love + anthos flower)

schmalz for the season of good will:
our lives are shaped by those who love us and by those who refuse to love us
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seen in town

full of emptiness!

schmalz for the season of good will:
whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Goethe Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 08, 2006

Pastime for lunchtime

Mainly four letter words

schmalz for the season of good will: a touch is enough to let us know
we're not alone in the universe, even in sleep. Adrienne Rich
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Thursday, December 07, 2006


Posted by Picasa Thursday 7 Dec 2006 7.05AM AET
Not naked - well dressed!

schmalz: the main thing in life is not to be afraid to be human pablo casals

Now: fine, cool, southerly, 21C/70F, sunrise 5.37 sets 7.51. surf 20C. coal ships off port: 49

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

King Street Fair

Wednesday, 6 December 2006, 5.35 AM AET The King Street Fair last Sunday. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Festiva is Over

Tuesday 5 Dec. 2006 3.45 PM AET. This little Ford lasted only one week before it was stolen from Newtown. Should have known better when one insurance company was not prepared to offer cover because of the high risk of theft.

Cricket, right now: England 9/121 Adelaide, despite barmy army ooww Posted by Picasa

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Toying Around and Meatloaf

Sunday, 3 Dec 2006. 2.50PM AET Kawaski,Honda or Duccati (as they say), the annual Toy Run at its destination where bikers donated toys to the Salvation Army for the needy this Christmas.

No photo - a glitch in the system.

Instead, imagine hundreds of motorcycles and the cover of Meatloaf: The Bat Out Of Hell.
This album was voted in the top ten in the ABC TV show last night. 34 million copies sold, biggest sales in Australia! Number One was voted - Pink Floyd: The Dark Side Of the Moon.

This blog may continue if and when I get to manage the blog system/platform

Friday, December 01, 2006

The Resistors

Posted by Picasa Fri 1 Dec, 2006, 3.17 PM AET

Taking a break after a 17 hour drive to do gigs at the Northern Star Hotel in Beaumont Street, driving ex-Melbourne taxi vans.

Weather: warm, humid, cloudy, 33C/90F.

The Morning Star

Fri 1 Dec, 2006. 2.50 PM AET
On this day West Papua Support groups in solidarity around the world fly the WP Independence flag - the Morning Star. Here it is at City Hall thanks to the Newcastle City Council The Jakarta Post covers topics Indonesian. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 30, 2006

National Day of Action

Thursday 30 Nov, 2006. 11.20 AM AET
National protest in this blue collar town, against Work Choice leglisation . Collective bargaining lost, a thing of the past. Speakers were busy and action from Melbourne was relayed on the big screen "we don't want to become like workers in the USA" , it was said, among other things.
Union organizers are often of English background. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

World"s Biggest

Touted to be (tongue in cheek) The World's Largest Car Boot Sale last weekend.

Coal ships waiting off port: 52

Weather cam: Cloudless, warm. 33/90, Total Fire Ban.
Wed, 29 Nov 2006. 9.50 AET Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Bulk Handling

Tues, 28 Nov, 2006, 11.30 AM. Upstanding Graincorp wheat silos on the harbourside.
Not to mention the Australian Wheat Board- the 'single desk'- in trouble, getting lines over export to Iraq, kickbacks and UN sanctions and the US competitors are onto it. Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 27, 2006

Wedding Day

Mon 27 November, 2006, 10.30. AM. L & H were wed on Saturday at Peppers Creek and it was splendid. Incidentally, the band was great.
Nearby, Carol King, at an outdoor venue, drew heaps of people, the ambience was rather good all round.
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