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Black and Blue Man lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Black and Blue Walking Man: North by Northeast, and Back (Part 3)

Part 1 Part 2 The drizzle continued as I followed Military Road back into Neutral Bay, but I left my compact umbrella in my travel-vest pocket. I smiled as I passed many restaurants filled with diners. Soon, I was crossing … Continue reading

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Black and Blue Walking Man: North by Northeast, and Back (Part 2)

Part 1 I continued north up the long slope of Miller Street and passed more locations from my past. On one side of Miller was the Rydges North Sydney, where one year I’d attended a work function and another year … Continue reading

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Black and Blue Walking Man: North by Northeast, and Back (Part 1)

Wednesday, 16 March 2016. It had been almost four weeks since my last job had ended. Since then, it had been back on the job-hunting trail via my PC at home. And once again, as I’d experienced during a previous … Continue reading

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‘Sideways’

Way back in early 2005, one of the first movies I saw at the cinema that year was the American comedy-drama Sideways, adapted from the novel by Rex Pickett. Sideways is about two friends in their early 40s, Miles (Paul … Continue reading

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2015: A Life Odyssey (Part 7)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 October September became October, and my new job continued. There were some initial hiccups – there was a delay in getting my first pay, and I came down … Continue reading

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Poor Man, Rich Man: Bankruptcy – Year Five

Year One Year Two Year Three Year Four It’s Valentine’s Day again, which is an important date in my life. As long-time readers will know, however, it’s not because of love or romance. On 14 February 2011, I was declared … Continue reading

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2015: A Life Odyssey (Part 6)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Sunday, 20 September 2015. Once again, I arrived via Greyhound at Canberra’s Jolimont Centre just after noon. It was a nice pleasant day in Civic. Soon I was at the … Continue reading

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2015: A Life Odyssey (Part 5)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 August July became August, and the job-hunting continued. And there was another big task for August – building a Lego display for Canberra Brick Expo 2015, at month’s end. A few months … Continue reading

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2015: A Life Odyssey (Part 4)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 May Monday, 11 May, 2015. My job hunt began… …and included one application that was rejected only two hours after I had submitted it. * Despite that very sudden setback, during the next few … Continue reading

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Black and Blue Walking Man: The Zoo Expedition (Part 3)

Part 1 Part 2 It was a quiet night as I walked southwards along the Pacific Highway out of Crows Nest and into North Sydney. I had first made this walk way back in late 2002, from one of the … Continue reading

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