Category Archives: Hope

The Return of Black and Blue Man (Part 1)

Just after 10:30pm, Friday, 26 January 2018. Finally, it was time. I sat down to something I hadn’t done for…yikes, almost a year now. After putting it off for so long, how would I go? There was only one way … Continue reading

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Seven Bridges to Cross Again: Part Four

Prologue Part One Part Two Part Three Bridge Five: The Gladesville Bridge I headed north-west through suburban Drummoyne. And as I neared the Gladesville Bridge, I was surprised to find that it was almost noon. Back in 2014, I had … Continue reading

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Seven Bridges to Cross Again: Part Two

Prologue Part One The Day Before: The Bumpy Road to North Sydney Saturday, 29 October 2016. Today I would be travelling to the Rydges North Sydney to check in for the next three nights. I could have gotten there by … Continue reading

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Seven Bridges to Cross Again: Part One

Prologue Planning: The Four Very Important Things As I mentioned in my previous post, there were four very important things I’d have to do differently this year to ensure that I completed the 7 Bridges Walk. The first and easiest … Continue reading

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Seven Bridges to Cross Again: Prologue

Back in 2014, I made my first attempt at the Seven Bridges Walk. As I recounted in my series ‘Seven Bridges to Cross’, it was a very interesting experience – if at times a very grueling one – and despite … Continue reading

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It’s been one year

PROLOGUE I had originally begun writing this post a few weeks ago…but two tries later, it just wasn’t working. Last night, I began another post about a different subject…but that didn’t work either. But while trying to write last night’s … 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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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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