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Unchanged Melody

Happy new year to all and sundry!  I made a stern resolution before midnight but have broken it already: luckily I’d resolved to do absolutely nothing of any use today. Unnerved by the town’s lack of wailing sirens my daughter … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 51,000 times in 2015. If it were a … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Lascaux

When four French schoolbys stumbled over the Paleolithic cave paintings of Lascaux in 1940, they brought to light one of mankind’s oldest and best kept art treasures.  One youngster was so enthralled, and so impressed by their significance that he … Continue reading

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When Your Parents are Late

It was a frantic, but happy morning – we were getting ready to take mum and dad to the airport. Mum busy tidying the house, dad his jovial self.  We were nearing the point where we were going to be … Continue reading

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Some News from the Sharp End

I received today a much awaited blood test measuring my levels of Acetyl-N-Alpha galactosaminidase, or Nagalase for short.  This is an important marker for cancer patients because Nagalase is produced by cancer cells to disable the macrophage assembly line, meaning … Continue reading

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The Eye of the Beholder, or, Gilding the Lily

Being a part-time artist can mean months or years doing no art at all.  Time spent producing art is usually 100% about producing art, but time spent working isn’t so productive.   What with rapid fire communication available to anyone who … Continue reading

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The Doomsday Machine

After I wrote an essay entitled Twin Terrors: The IDF and ISIS, I noticed a readership drop, which recovered somewhat a few weeks later.  I assumed I’d offended a portion of readers who did not want to express their feelings … Continue reading

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