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

The jazz oases

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, just before 2pm. I’d just checked in at the Abode Hotel Woden, and now I was entering my room – where I was greeted by an unexpected sound. Music. I listened to the music as I … Continue reading

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Lone Aussie Rider

Today I learned about Chris Anderson, the Lone Aussie Rider who on 1 May began an incredible journey to raise money and awareness for beyondblue. Having started from Frankston in Victoria, Chris is aiming to ride 20,000 kilometres by bicycle … Continue reading

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The night oasis

First – to regular and long-time readers, an apology. It’s now been over three months since I last posted here. Don’t worry – nothing major happened to me. The only things that did happen were busyness elsewhere (some good, some … Continue reading

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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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