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Quote of the Day: In Defense of Idleness

Like most of my generation, I was brought up on the saying “Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do.” Being a highly virtuous child, I believed all that I was told and acquired a conscience which has kept me working hard down to the present moment.

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summer haiku

a shock of silence!

the crested cockatoo has fled

purple blossoms sigh

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Mammal’s 21-Year Hit Parade: 2008, #16 – #13

Today we have brown, red and black music. That’s not the colour of the musical notes but the colours used on the artwork of the albums from which this selection is taken. 100 more words

Progressive Metal

(it's not just old age, either)


Under a new moon, at the turning of the earth towards summer, I sit at my table out on the deck, the candle flickering as the last stragglers of the bat community head over east, and I, a being once so addicted to “everywhere-but-here”, a global gaddabout of the first order, so easily seduced by salubrious memories of living and working and loving in Europe, North America, India, the Homeland (Aotearoa New Zealand), always ready to go – go – go now, am wallowing in a ridiculous contentment that consumes all desire to spend precious energy fleeing the inexplicable luxury of… 236 more words

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