Category Archives: Hope

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 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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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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2015: A Life Odyssey (Part 2)

Part 1 As I described in Part 1, I was made redundant from the job that I had had since 3 December 2000. But in several ways, my job had gone back further. First, I had been outsourced to my … Continue reading

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Poor Man, Rich Man: Bankruptcy – Year Four

Year One Year Two Year Three Last weekend saw Valentine’s Day, which to me has other significance. Four years ago on 14 February 2011, I was declared voluntarily bankrupt by the Australian Government. So how was my fourth year living … Continue reading

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