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Grey is the colour of life Though the sea is green or blue Though the cloudless sky is blue Though delight And bright spring evenings shine A b...
120020 hrs ago20 hrs ago12 hrs ago

Reading about 'Red Roulette' by Billionaire and China escapee Desmond Shum, just released.

Interesting intriguing story, like Daedulus flying too close to the sun. Unlike Snowdon and Assange however he is free in England and not pursued by...
2800Sep 15Sep 157 hrs ago

Dishonesty - just in case

Dedovix showed a truncated ABC TC broadcast claiming i...
8800Sep 13Sep 138 hrs ago

Be My Eyes

Sunday morning, lying in bed late, listening to the radio - a program about helping the blind, an App for the smartphone to help the blind when they h...
7530Sep 4Sep 8Sep 16

Watching/Listening to Evelyn Glennie

Playing Vivaldi - remarkable isn't she - deaf since 13? Plays barefoot so she can hear by foot!
7320Sep 2Sep 217 hrs ago

Walking to the shops tonight

Empty streets, I spied a distant man, masked, And thought Oh no, where's yours, your phone? Turned tail and retreated Greeting gardening neighbours...
8510Aug 26Aug 26Sep 14

Speaking on the phone tonight with a charity worker

for the PCYC - one of two charities to which I donate... I casually asked her 'have you been jabbed?' and she replied 'No, I want to wait for more inf...
6800Aug 26Aug 26Sep 15

China kills a $100bn private education industry in a blow

On one hand I quite agree with the Chinese regulation to reduce the hours of schooling. I have had students these last eight years of whom having ask...
7400Aug 26Aug 26Sep 15

Ah! Finally I got a Headset/Mike Bluetooth that actually works

Before what I had bought for $30-40 was useless, but at the same time I was unwilling to spend $500 on Bosch not knowing whether it would actually wor...
5800Aug 26Aug 2620 hrs ago

Teaching English

Today I had a session with a Chinese mum and her daughter. The mum I have known for years, and for her daughter I've recorded some books before. Tod...
19250Jun 21Aug 26Sep 14

Second vaccination

I remember my first, oh about 55-56 maybe summer, at least late spring. We queued to get the first Polio jab. Weirdly Richard M was just in front of...
17880Jul 19Aug 16Sep 14

My first stage play

I'm pretty sure was 'Annie Get your Gun' in Sydney ... probably around 1955 or 1953 My aunt took me, and that usually meant my mother was getting d...
8110Aug 15Aug 154 hrs ago

Fun today in class with my clever young Vietnamese student

In Python programming Bulls and Cows and Hangman #bulls and cows games #4 digits match exactly and calculate cows and bulls import random d...
6100Aug 15Aug 15Sep 14

They grow up, don't they?

Her first vinyl:
7920Aug 9Aug 9Sep 14

When you were young and gauche

In a foreign country In a new town In a new restaurant You met her, eating what? Curry rice perhaps She's nice you thought Several times But ne...
6700Aug 8Aug 8Sep 14

my Sunday night student was bored with Lavoisier so we switched to covid in Nanjing

Yang Dasuo, deputy director of the Nanjing Health Commission, said on Sunday that more than 9.2 million samples were collected in three days of...
11730Jul 25Jul 25Sep 14

Some of you might like to listen to an independent view

America Haiti Cuba New York Rosenberg execution... Phillip Adams Late night live. Bruce Shapiro speaks for 15 minutes Then Anna Shebba - why was...
137110Jul 14Jul 242 hrs ago

Daughters of Kobani the Kurdish women who defeated ISIL

I listened to Geraldine Doogue today (on Radio national) interviewing Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author of a book telling the incredible true story of the...
13440Jul 11Jul 16Sep 14

yet for cosby and harris - that ilk

I don't know whence their evil comes - I don't! I don't understand it. Unthinkable to me. Yet it came to them and they have done what they have d...
11620Jul 14Jul 14Sep 14

A professional defeat

More than 40 years ago - a design issue. I was senior programmer and he the designer. We had a board meeting and I failed to convince them, a big sys...
13780Jul 7Jul 8Sep 14

Mad dogs and English men - Noel Coward

I went through brilliant Noel Coward lyrics with a Polish student today - his (Noel Coward's) rhyme and wit are sublime! detest a siesta!The soso cle...
11010Jul 4Jul 48 hrs ago

Edward de Bono has sloughed off this mortal coil earlier this month

I heard today on Robyn Williams Science program. De Bono had a considerable vogue commencing in the late 60s, when he introduced the term 'Lateral Th...
7600Jun 29Jun 29Sep 14

The very first time I had seen her thus

at 18-19 I had loved but never touched, never kissed her, for so long in such a short lifetime. She was there atop a bunk bed topless nay naked. Tha...
10000Jun 24Jun 24Sep 14

Where'er you walk

A few days ago I stumbled across that lovely Handel and started singing along... with delusions of singing again, getting training ... the damned song...
7100Jun 23Jun 23Sep 15

Winter solstice, Summer solstice

and equinoxes twice a year all come around don't they This one here our shortest day Has snuck up on me unexpected let me say I'll count around...
193120Jun 20Jun 21Sep 14

WHERE'ER YOU WALK

Oh doesn't it make your heart sing? WHERE'ER YOU WALK (Kenneth McKellar - tenor) by Handel. [...
10220Jun 20Jun 2010 hrs ago

A smoke

The last and perhaps only Cat I ever had, My cat She just appeared and adopted us First wife Her Children and I A long haired smoke You could...
12400Jun 20Jun 20Sep 14

A like in the menu bar, or an email...

Does it quicken the heart Or an email perhaps does it start You thinking oh perhaps Or instead just draw a wry cynical smile Yes sometimes R...
19960Jun 17Jun 20Sep 14

Speaking of Dumb and Dumber (as I just did) - Punishment for separated parents.

To be permitted to spend time with my children I had on two occasions to agree to take them to see two movies I particularly detested. On such occasi...
18780Jun 17Jun 17Sep 14

I watched the start and the end of 'Mission Mangal' an Indian movie,

on separate days, wasn't sure whether it was quite a Bollywood movie or not (it had common elements, but I had only the chance to see 5 minutes in all...
10420Jun 17Jun 17Sep 14

Who would you visit willingly

In a blog site Such as here Have no fear I wouldn't come To write or read The rubbish here So often written. And don't expect Respect Which w...
419250Jun 13Jun 1619 hrs ago

Anyone interested in trying a maths puzzle?

So there are twelve integers and they have 8 combinations of 3...
798790Apr 24Jun 5Sep 14

Consequences of misguided god fervour

215 bodies identified buried in a Christian school in Canada Canada, America and Australia all practised these enlightened laws, remove indi...
17660Jun 3Jun 32 hrs ago

Three women I remember from when I was 19-21

Henri broke my heart not just once, she is the one who endures most of all from my first years at university, well she was fickle, truly. We never ev...
24370May 13May 15Sep 14

Battling with the computer

My father's last years were spent in a valiant but losing battle with his computer. I should have been more patient but I did my best. Windows 95 I t...
9800May 10May 10Sep 14

Wild thing Jimi Hendrix 1967

Somewhat offbeat for me - and I haven't quite figured out what he's doing on the guita...
19960May 1May 9Sep 15

So China Vietnam India suffered from invasions for 100+ years

and now China suddenly is aggressive and America is the world sheriff? Doesn't sit easily with me, but then I am a leftie ... who can defend the other...
641570May 1May 6Sep 15

So all my Astrazeneca reactions so far...

are as predicted - and as Dr Norman Swann says that indicates immune system is at work and developing the desired immunity. Sleepy, sore arm, less ap...
247150May 6May 62 hrs ago

Looking into the origins of tango

as one does on a Thursday night when they are supposed to be studying Chinese ... since my daughter plays bandoneon ... El Choclo and kiss of fire -...
11720Apr 29Apr 29Sep 14

and Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle The magpies said

The Denis Glover poem When were Australian magpies introduced to New Zealand? Oh how I love their song. As an Aussie this is part of me, But it i...
10410Apr 26Apr 2616 hrs ago

So the student who wants to traverse astrophysics

I see the original thread is now locked by CS - I was going to report progress. Put the freeze down to you know who. Tatiana says she has complete...
618710Mar 22Apr 2523 hrs ago

So the 1812-14 war, I didn't know about that

US had a few wars, several not so successful, it seems 1812 it's all news to me....
20480Apr 24Apr 25Sep 14

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