Category Archives: Inspiration

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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2015: A Life Odyssey (Part 1)

Thursday, 28 January 2015. A week ago, a major era of my life had ended with the closing of a restaurant I had been visiting for almost 28 years. Today, it was the beginning of the end for another major … Continue reading

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Pizza Hut 630 George Street, thank you and all the best

Thursday, 21 January 2015. Just before 5pm, as I have done countless times since 2007, I arrived at one of my regular dinner haunts – Pizza Hut, 630 George Street, Sydney. One of the staff who knew me and served … Continue reading

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Black and Blue Walking Man: Berowra to Hornsby, perhaps (Part 1)

Wednesday, 21 January 2015. Just before 9:45am, I boarded yet another train at Town Hall station with yet another Subway lunch. The train headed north, and as most of the next hour passed I ate my lunch and read on … Continue reading

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Black and Blue Walking Man: Kogarah to Newtown (and beyond)

It’s funny how one thing can lead to another. For Christmas 2013, my young nieces and nephew gave me a $50 Sizzler gift card that was valid until 17 December 2014. Although there are many Sizzlers in Queensland, where my … Continue reading

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