Monthly Archives: September 2010

The artist formerly known as Electric Samurai

He’s actually Makoto the Guitar Samurai, and here he is in action on George Street in Sydney. No, I didn’t take the above photo – it’s from his Facebook profile. \m/ 🙂

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The negatives of positive thinking – Barbara Ehrenreich’s ‘Smile Or Die’

A few weeks ago, I read Barbara Ehrenreich’s Smile Or Die: How Positive Thinking Fooled America and the World (published in the US as Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America). In Smile Or Die, Ehrenriech … Continue reading

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Return of the Electric Samurai

Friday night, 17 August 2010, shortly before 10pm. For the first time in weeks, I had Friday dinner at Pizza Hut on George Street here in Sydney. It was good to revisit one of my favourite haunts and spend almost … Continue reading

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While I was in Melbourne – the Yarra incident

What follows took place the day after my last entry. It is a long description of a serious incident that happened over the course of roughly half an hour. I have divided it into Parts One and Two because it … Continue reading

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Live from Melbourne – Sabbath, wonderful Sabbath

No, I haven’t been to a Black Sabbath concert here (although Paranoid will always be one of my all-time favourite heavy-metal albums). Instead, I have once again followed the advice given in the article ‘A New (Old) Way to Create … Continue reading

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Live from Melbourne – AussieCon4 and the Vic mezz wonderland

I’m currently staying in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia where a friend and I are attending AussieCon4, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention. So far, things are going very well for several reasons. First, I love Melbourne. It’s an interesting city that … Continue reading

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