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Strugglers

Much was made of SBS’s ‘Struggle Street‘ programme. Now it seems it’s trendy to behave like that in my street. In 8 years of living here I can only ever remember hearing one argument. That was two drunk housemates having a biff across the road because they both locked their keys in the house. It was…

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Bang

If you have bothered to read this thing in the past you’ll know that this blog goes back to April 2001. I have all the data from every post and comment going back until then but alas it was lost in a massive hack attack. And yes you guessed it, I didn’t have the database…

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Obliterate

Every now and again Mother Nature reminds you who’s boss. Discounting the whole climate change debate which could use up hours in point versus counter-point, sometimes weather turns up extremes. That happened last Thursday, the 27th of November here in Brisbane. And yes, it JUST had to happen in my suburb didn’t it. Just before…

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Gee! Twenty?

This city (Brisbane) is like some sort of apocalyptic future city with armed police walking around in gangs of 6, armoured personnel carriers buzzing around, blackhawk ‘copters and F18s in the air, stainless steel barricades and dudes with earpieces floating around. It’s very surreal. Do Americans do this to their cities when Bazz Obama drops…

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Jock free zone

While I’m definitely not a jock, I’m going to be sad at this time next week when the AFL season is over. In the hazy corners of my memory I can recall running around the backyard with a brown plastic football and kicking a ball through makeshift goals (a giant African Tulip Tree and a…

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