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Austerity... Part 1

My parents were born in the 1920’s. They lived through the war. They understood real austerity, austerity because of practical circumstance. What we are living through is NOT austerity for any practical reason, but a form of desertification imposed by those who already have far, far more than they need. 569 more words

Politics

Day 79 - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Today has just been one of those days. I had a delicious white mocha from Tinderbox but forgot to take a picture, as well as a hideoderous (to quote Dr Seuss) day at work. 147 more words

100 Happy Days

Hans Christian Andersen: The Tinderbox.

Last¬†week, someone asked me what my favourite fairy tale is. Now, this has caused a lot of problems; I’ve scoured my mind for the best, the most interesting, the most meaningful. 3,033 more words

Fairy Tale

Reconnaissance trip to and from New Norfolk

Last Sunday, friend Me took me on a discovery drive from Bellerive to New Norfolk along the eastern shore of the Derwent River.

We were curious to see how closely I would be able to walk along the edge of the River, and the extent to which I would need to deviate or stay on main roads.  363 more words

Derwent River

Proud

It would be nice to say that the Tinderbox-pink book-signing poster outside Waterstone’s in Piccadilly was anouncing our launch party two nights ago. Sadly, that would be untrue. 166 more words

Tinderbox MAW 2014 Anthology