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Music

Once again, I’m trying to get stuff organised. This time, it’s my music. These things that were once so easy are now so very complicated. I remember clearly the first LP I purchased with my own money. Perhaps I was about 12, or 13, when I asked Mum if I could take my $8 out…

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Quarterly Essay – Uncivil Wars

Now that’s a bold title for my unassuming little slice of the internet. For those elsewhere, the Quarterly Essay is exactly as it sounds – the publication of an essay that hits the news stands four times a year, usually on a topical topic. I don’t buy all four; only those that interest me. So…

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Elemental

I couldn’t make a mini jigsaw this time, but I love the reason why. I’d bought three wildly-different jigsaws, because you had to buy three to get the discount and why buy three that are similar. I did that once and learnt my lesson the boring way. The first to be tackled in this set…

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Parkes Agricultural Show 2022

“A fresh breeze is blowing after three years of a pandemic; a fresh impetus triggering a return to that original aim for starting CherrieZell.” I wrote that a few weeks ago, at the end of July. That fresh breeze blew around the house for the next few weeks. A house inspection was scheduled for early…

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Whole Notes

Whole Surroundings Where to do you read your books? Does a particular type of book require a particular type of place? I wondered this on a cold blustery Sunday afternoon when I decided to pick up Ed Ayres’ book, Whole Notes: Life Lessons Though Music, after it sat abandoned for too long at my bedside.…

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The Dying Socials

I’m returning to my core. When family spread their wings and joined Facebook, I bristled and decided to try blogging. A number of reasons – somewhere to put photos, somewhere for family to check up on me, learn how to write (you can’t do that on Facebook) and, the big one, explore this big wide…

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Dear Diary

The summer slumber has passed, a couple of months ago now, but projects are stuck in neutral. Work continues it’s dominating influence, and the winter rains have settled in. Excuse me – the new washing machine has just finished attending to the cleaning cloths. The new machine is a larger size so as to better…

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Rome

I get a little annoyed when there’s a disconnect between the cover of a book and its contents, when the visuals of the cover aren’t carried through to the experience of the story. There is a gorgeous red flamingo on the cover, when one might expect it to be pink; perhaps not red as rendered…

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