Time of Renewal

Time of Renewal When I come back From where I go I will know Where to begin Like lizard shedding skin Renewing same old lizard. This no doubt ancient verse always occurs to me on Returns, however often – like now in India 2015, there is no fan-fare-special orientation. I continue wandering paths both familiar […]

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2015 RETURN HOME

After arriving in the early hours and sitting some perfect time on the roof watching the mountain and the sky, I wandered¬†along familiar tracks; here’s the beauty that passed me by: Having not slept for several days I urgently needed to catch up with Sonagiri forest that evening by entering the seclusion and quietude. The […]

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Salt of the Earth

This post is related to Hardware for Humanity and The Yarn Barn in flamboyant opposition to money-as-the-yardstick-for-value. Now I focus on a Smash Repair Mechanics Workshop where three men work happily together in a business that does not advertise . . . . they rely on word of mouth. ¬†These men are the salt of […]

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The Yarn Barn

Just around the corner from where I live in Coburg is the most comprehensive variety of woollen yarns, blends and colours in all of Australia . . . It’s the hub for all interest in textiles and needle-work: including hand-loom or machine weavers, knitters and crocheters, embroiderers, dyers, tatters, sock-makers and other varieties of occupations […]

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Hardware for Humanity

I went to Charalambous Hardware shop on Sydney Road to get a key cut, to buy some cucumber seeds and some honey from the Charalambous family hives somewhere down on the Mornington Peninsular; Father was snoozing as old age does. Father came from Greece, he immigrated to a Land of Plenty and utilised his resourcefulness […]

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After school

Because Ariyaa is younger than his siblings by a long shot, I went over to his classroom first. He and his friend Seth wanted me to know that they would be giving a presentation at Assembly tomorrow: Seth would do the talking and Ariyaa was to hold up a picture of him with a seaweed […]

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