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

Black and Blue Walking Man: The Zoo Expedition (Part 2)

Part 1 The first leg of my walk up Bradleys Head Road was very pleasant. It was a nice winter’s day and there were lots of great old houses to see. Soon uphill became downhill, and I began descending north-west … Continue reading

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Jury Duty (Part 1)

Back in mid-June, I received a summons from the NSW Government to report for jury duty on Monday 3 August, for a trial with an estimated length of eight weeks. My initial reaction was dismay. This was not because I … Continue reading

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Black and Blue Walking Man: The Zoo Expedition (Part 1)

Late Wednesday, 8 July 2015. Another day at home, waiting for an email or ‘phone call from my growing list of job applications or another recruiter. I’d had enough. Although it was pleasant enough being at home, taking it easy … Continue reading

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Black and Blue Walking Man: Berowra to Hornsby, perhaps (Part 3)

Part 1 Part 2 I resumed my journey south-west along the Pacific Highway. Fortunately, as I would discover, there would be footpaths for the rest of my journey. As well, the terrain stayed relatively flat with only a few small … Continue reading

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Kodokushi

Back in August 2011 I posted ‘All the lone people’, which had been inspired by a sad discovery not far from my home the month before – the 2003 death of Natalie Wood, which had gone unnoticed for eight years. … Continue reading

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Kindle: Year Four

Kindle Kindle, again Kindle: Year One Kindle: Year Two Kindle: Year Three Back in April, I was so caught up in the excitement of not having to work, and spending most of my days building LEGO, that I completely forgot … Continue reading

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2015: A Life Odyssey (Part 3)

Part 1 Part 2 As I write this, it’s been three months since I stopped working. It feels like both a long and a short time ago. March Before I finished working, I had already made plans for March: learning … Continue reading

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Mid-Life Crisis (Part 3)

Part 1 Part 2 As I mentioned at the end of Part 2, I wanted to make sure that 2014 would not turn into another dreary mid-life-crisis year like 2013 had been. One way to do this was to finally … Continue reading

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Black and Blue Walking Man: Berowra to Hornsby, perhaps (Part 2)

Part 1 It was 10:45am when I left Berowra station and began heading south alongside the Pacific Highway. There was a footpath, but shortly after it came to an end. I looked across the Highway and saw that there was … Continue reading

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Eating most of my food with a knife and fork

Yesterday in The Sydney Morning Herald, I was amused to read that UK Prime Minister David Cameron was recently criticised for eating a hot dog with a knife and fork. I was amused not because I think what he did … Continue reading

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