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A very good morning

It was a cool early winter morning, just after sunrise, as I walked up King Street, Newtown.   [King Street, Newtown.]   I was meeting daiskmeliadorn for breakfast in here, Handcraft Specialty Coffee. Neither of us had been here before, … Continue reading

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the dismal science

[clock in economist’s office] They call it the dismal science. Economics. I often have my coffee in a spot near where a group of economists have their offices. One of them has this clock in his office. While I suspect … Continue reading

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meeting daiskmeliadorn

Daiskmeliadorn, now back from Cambridge, texted me and suggested that we get together at Toby’s Estate Chippendale for coffee this morning. She has a doctor’s appointment nearby so we’ll meet after her session with the quack. [coffee at Toby’s Estate, … Continue reading

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thanks again, Frank

There’s another good aspect to the new building where I work. There are a number of quiet corners on each floor which are designated collaborative spaces. Of course the people who I work with – academic staff – don’t use … Continue reading

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Thanks Frank

A couple of years ago I was running to work, as usual, and came across a young man walking a bicycle up the Pacific Highway at North Sydney. He waved at me to stop and I reluctantly complied. “Do you … Continue reading

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not a good couple of weeks

My daughter, daiskmeliadorn, started a PhD at Cambridge University in September 2013. She has struggled to try to establish a workable project with her supervisor, but she has now announced that she has finally given up. The university has accepted … Continue reading

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low life at a high level

Where I work we’ve recently moved into a new building, still located in Rat City, but a block away and designed by some high profile architect. In the old building I was located in an office, but now I’ve been … Continue reading

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