Category Archives: emotions

Romantic vision, dead

Back in autumn I had a vision, sparked by memories from my childhood. I recalled that my parents used to grow sweet peas and we’d often have a vase of sweet peas in the house during spring. I have have … Continue reading

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The varieties of degeneration

I ran the whole 10 km distance to work on Monday. It felt OK. The knee pain I thought might be osteoarthritis, or could be coming from the medial meniscus, was under control with paracetamol and didn’t seem to be … Continue reading

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Going the whole distance

I saw my GP, Dr M, yesterday – for a new annual referral to my cancer doctor and a renewal of the prescription for the drug I hope will prevent a heart attack. As I was leaving, I mentioned that … Continue reading

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Ultimate breakfast in Ultimo

Yesterday my daughter, daiskmeliadorn, and I met for brekky in Soma at Ultimo. Today she flies out to embark on a challenging adventure in upstate New York at Binghamton University. She will enrol in a PhD there, so this could … Continue reading

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Preparing for a visitor

We’re getting ready for a special visitor. That special guest is Bruce, the Staffy of daiskmeliadorn & Sam. He’ll be staying at our place until daiskmeliadorn and Sam get settled in Binghamton, NY, in a place that can accommodate him. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Hitting the ground running

She hasn’t even left Australia yet, but already my daughter, daiskmeliadorn, has planned her first running race in Binghamton. They have a festival to celebrate a kind of sandwich (yes, really! SpiedieFest), and as part of this festival there’s a … Continue reading

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the sins of the father

“Australian” says the sticker the librarian has applied to this book. I guess Australians want to read about themselves? Maybe the designation is for the benefit of the large number of library users who come from other countries and want … Continue reading

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