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Life Notes 3

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Life Notes 2

  August 20, 2017 Joined Dav, Louis, Millie and Sue for brunch at COOH, an organic restaurant in Alexandria. While the others had variations on bacon, eggs, zucchini fritters and the like, I went for rose scented rice pudding, served … Continue reading

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Life Notes

September 12, 2016 A holiday in Kiama, just what I needed after the trauma of closing the shop. A cabin on the cliff edge, overlooking the ocean. Perfect. John mentioned a ‘twinge’ in his hip when we were setting off, … Continue reading

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10 good things about closing the shop (not in order): an attempt to convince myself

No more endlessly changing light globes. No more days off spent doing bookwork and calculating GST. No more cringing when verbose insistent weirdos arrive, bye Robert. No more big rent cheques to pay. No more visits from Police or Fair Trading to … Continue reading

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a Friday night in Sydney

My work involves visiting many different people in their homes, it is part of why I love the job so much. I have had afternoon tea on the elegant verandah of a multi-million dollar home at Hunters Hill, looking out over … Continue reading

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thinking about Robert Dessaix

I don’t know why I’ve been thinking about Robert Dessaix lately. Sometimes you just need to be with people you understand or who understand you. I certainly feel at home with Dessaix. Robert Dessaix’s writing is so intimate that it … Continue reading

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Siddhartha

I decided to write a letter to Hermann Hesse about his book Siddhartha. Seeing I am a Westie girl by upbringing, I reverted to south of the Parramatta River for the missive. “G’day mate. I fort I’d let you know … Continue reading

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why are right-wingers so damned nasty?

This is not a rhetorical question. We see regularly the right-wing commentators and shock jocks using appalling language and imagery, think of Alan Jones’s suggestion that Julia Gillard be “put in a chaff bag and thrown into the sea”. Can … Continue reading

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when is it ok to hang up on someone?

To me, the only time it is ok to hang up on a person you know is if they are screaming at you down the phone and you need to cut the call short for your own (mental) protection. So … Continue reading

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we need to talk about Kevin

Coming up 68 and still learning to trust my instincts. Just watched the middle episode of ABC’s doco The Killing Season on Julia Gillard’s rise (and Kevin Rudd’s fall). It reminded me of my initial instincts on the matter, that … Continue reading

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