Category Archives: Life Challenges

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 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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Kodokushi

Back in August 2011 I posted ‘All the lone people’, which had been inspired by a sad discovery not far from my home the month before – the 2003 death of Natalie Wood, which had gone unnoticed for eight years. … 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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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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Mid-Life Crisis (Part 2)

Part 1 For the first six months or so, 2012 hadn’t been a bad year. During the last six months, though, things changed. At that time, my five years of therapy with my psychiatrist Dr. Khan came to an end … 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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