Category Archives: Inspiration

‘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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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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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 3)

Part 1 Part 2 It was a quiet night as I walked southwards along the Pacific Highway out of Crows Nest and into North Sydney. I had first made this walk way back in late 2002, from one of the … Continue reading

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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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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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