Category Archives: Reading

Kindle: Year Four

Kindle Kindle, again Kindle: Year One Kindle: Year Two Kindle: Year Three Back in April, I was so caught up in the excitement of not having to work, and spending most of my days building LEGO, that I completely forgot … 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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The Gladesville Bridge: 50th anniversary of its opening

Readers of Black and Blue Man may recall my unfortunate experience on Sydney’s Gladesville Bridge earlier this year during one of my long walks. Yesterday, 1 October 2014, marked the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Gladesville Bridge, and … Continue reading

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Yet again, one does not simply walk into Clouston & Hall Booksellers

Friday, 22 August 2014. For the first time in more than two years, I was back in one of my favourite places in the world – Canberra. That in itself was enjoyable enough, but there were two other reasons why … Continue reading

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Amazing Journey: Mike McIntyre’s ‘The Kindness Of Strangers: Penniless Across America’

In 1994, 37-year-old journalist Mike McIntyre had a good life in San Francisco – except for one major problem: If I were told I was going to die today, I’d have to say I never took a gamble. I played … Continue reading

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Kindle: Year Three

Kindle Kindle, again Kindle: Year One Kindle: Year Two Three years ago today, I made one of my greatest life-changing purchases ever – my Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3. And it’s still going strong, with 1831 titles and 686MB of free … Continue reading

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Kindle: Year Two

Kindle Kindle, again Kindle: Year One It’s been almost two years since I made of the most important purchases of my life – my Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3. It’s still going well. Although I do most of my reading on … Continue reading

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