Category Archives: fun

What draws you into a story?

I wish I didn’t have quite such a quirky a mind. My immediate reaction is a cartoonist, drawing a funny-looking Bob. This Bob is resisting with all his strength, but has no hope. A rope around his neck is inexorably … Continue reading

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Does bike riding have a carbon footprint?

I enjoy Lloyd Alter’s writing. It’s a combination of understated humour and serious environmental action. Here, he examines a claim that bike riding does have a carbon footprint. My immediate thought was, the extra food the rider burns up is … Continue reading

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The Australian government’s fire season preparation

This statue is the work of Maria Miesenberger, Human Ostrich Mänsklig struts, in Borås, Sweden. It was posted at Quora by Thies Schaper.

Posted in Climate change, environment, fun, politics

Award the Rubber Dodo before January 15

The Center for Biological Diversity is awarding its annual Rubber Dodo to the person who has done the most in the past year to harm the precious life of our planet. You will find the four contenders for villainy listed … Continue reading

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A picture says it all

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A fun writing collaboration

Peter Mosey sent out a call: he asked for other writers to provide a brief poem or tract of prose, which he would then continue. I took him up on it, and got my Black Breasted Quail to fly to … Continue reading

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Meet Pete, the maidenhair fern that took its own photo

Well, it had some help from a few scientists.

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Hey, what?

Rhobin Courtright set her group this topic: “What unique situations have occurred in the writing process of any of your novels? Perhaps, but not limited to things like where what you planned changed, or the direction you thought the story … Continue reading

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Festival at Moora Moora

Moora Moora is my community. I joined in 1976, and am still a member. We are running our biennial festival 8-10 November, 2019. If you will be in or near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia at that time, you can have a … Continue reading

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Human nature being what it is…

We are in the middle of the Australian election campaign. I was riding around on my bike, letterboxing (for the Greens of course), when I saw a long stream of delightful human puppies running, jogging, walking or struggling along, supervised … Continue reading

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