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To the Squirrels at Union Square

December 12, 2010 by


They’re so cheeky he said of they with no personality only instinct.   But I looked in the eye, at the outstretched arm, at claws ready for gripping and mischief as it reached for some sugar cookie treat. No stupidity lurked in that eye; its expression functioned in open space.   Squirrel turned, treat aloft […]

Whose Afraid of the Big Bad (American) Wolf?

December 12, 2010 by


It was about ten years ago that I attended a David Malouf book launch when he said that Australians are terrified of being swallowed whole by American culture and yet it is intrinsically in us to resist it. After all, there were American’s on the first fleet and we have been successfully resisting their attempts […]

One Chants Out Between Two Worlds

May 27, 2010 by


Cultural Mashups Cause Confusion ... Half-Truths as Diversion ... 'Sapphire Eyes and a Lovely Smile' ... Books/Coffee/Tropical Rain (These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things) ... Being Rich is a Relative Matter

Tootle Him With Vigor

March 14, 2010 by


Observing the traffic flow in Vietnam can be fun. Just don't get too close to the action...