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On your tod and on your pat...

A few days ago I wrote about the tragic story of James Sloan who was born in dreadful poverty, abandoned by his parents and lived on the streets, who rose to fame and huge fortune through his brilliance as a jockey, and then fell back to the poverty from which he had come, dying alone from cirrhosis of the liver. 290 more words

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Menopausal Mama

Today I want to lift the lid on a phase in a woman’s life which is often considered ‘secret women’s business’. As a consequence many are left to suffer in silence. 1,332 more words

Reflections

The Man They Call The Banjo

Event: Musical Drama: The Man They Call the Banjo

Venue : Old Courthouse Hotel, 

Address:  63 Brooke St Smythesdale

Date:  Sunday June 5th 2016; Show 6.30 pm – Special Pre Show meal @ 5 pm  200 more words

News

How do I even write a short story?

So its been a while since I first posted on Alex, Penned Down. Thirteen days in fact. That’s mostly because I’ve been trying to write an entry for the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards, run by Central West Libraries. 448 more words

Banjo Paterson...Letters to Dead Poets #atozchallenge.

G’day Banjo,

Of course, I couldn’t possibly write my series of Letters to Dead Poets without including you.  Walzing Matilda has long been Australia’s unofficial national anthem and… 974 more words

Australia

One Last Winter Warmer

“We each of us fill a very small space
On the great creation’s plan,
If a man don’t keep his lead in the race
There’s plenty more that can; 437 more words

American Beer