Author Archives: oldblack

About oldblack

ageing and decaying, misanthropic, cynical...black

street art and decoration

On my walking (or running when I’m healthy) commuter route to work there have been a few recent additions to the streetscape. The two sculptures above have been installed by North Sydney Council. Each interesting in its own way. “What … Continue reading

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I should be somewhere else

I should be sitting on the toilet expunging the last remnants of faecal matter from my bowel with the assistance of a litre of Moviprep. But in fact, I’m sitting here. I should be on a Nil By Mouth regimen, … Continue reading

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mothering

Christ Church St Laurence has been connected with my family for a long time. It was reported that my eccentric great Aunt Bee regularly slept on the church grounds, with the apparent blessing of the rector. My daughter, daiskmeliadorn, attends … Continue reading

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Am I foolish?

Well, yes, I am foolish. No argument. But I’m wondering if I am being particularly foolish about this issue. I sustained three thoracic spine fractures last year, just due to running. A DEXA bone mineral density scan showed that my … Continue reading

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pleasure and pain

The latest choc-walnut sourdough bread baked for me by diskmeliadorn could be her best ever. The flavour is superb and the texture sets a standard by which all sourdough bread should be judged. The crust is just the right thickness … Continue reading

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colon count

As I count down the days to my colonoscopy, and after reading Anton Enus’s story, another story caught my eye. Leigh Sales tweeted: The term “journalist” is often misused (opinionistas claiming to be one etc) – this is an actual … Continue reading

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Exploration

[cranberry-fig sourdough, made by my daughter, daiskmeliadorn] I ate this delicious bread for breakfast this morning and enjoyed it enormously, savouring every single mouthful. It yielded a whole variety of wonderful textures and delicious flavours while I read my book about a father-son relationship and drank … Continue reading

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