Category Archives: Having a Laugh

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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Rust and Marty and Steve and Danno (Part 3)

Part 1 Part 2 Hawaii Five-O was very different from True Detective, indeed. For one thing, it was fast. Not only did each episode’s story – or several stories – move at breakneck speed, but often everyone spokeveryrapidlywithoutpausingforbreath. For another … Continue reading

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Downtown Alley

WARNING! This post describes an incident that may offend some readers Shortly after 8am, Saturday, 2 February 2013. It was grey and raining as I stepped out of my apartment building. Despite the miserable-looking day, I was in good spirits … Continue reading

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Thanks and all the best, Dr. Ellis

Yesterday, I rang my regular medical centre to make an appointment with my GP, and I was told that Dr. Ellis – whom I had last seen earlier this year – had retired back in July. I still made an … Continue reading

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