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Catch the City Circle Tram, Even for a Few Stops

The other day I went on a short ride on the City Circle tram – literally only three stops – but later, as I was walking down the street on my way towards the rest of the day, I realised that something about the trip had left a lingering impression on me. 2,916 more words

20th Century History

Getting Serious About Climate

For 15 years, we’ve been scolded and cajoled. As the December climate summit approaches, global warming rhetoric has grown seriously threadbare.

According to a story… 1,060 more words

Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change

Home Again

Within three months of Britain’s declaration of war, Walter left his calling in the Lethbridge area and enlisted. He travelled to Regina and on October 23rd, signed up with the… 328 more words

Historical Perspective

Searching For A Better Life

I recently returned from a vacation tour through Europe.  We were fortunate enough to travel from Budapest, Hungary to Amsterdam, Netherlands and had a great time.   1,321 more words

99 Word Flash Fiction: The storm (1 and 2)

With Charli’s prompt this week she had me time travelling through the various extreme weather events that I have experienced. Many floods, storms, cyclones and fires. 449 more words

Irene Waters

Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 4: Silverton Pub and the Vegemite Painter

Silverton is a desolate spot 26 kms north-west of Broken Hill and these days its population is somewhere between 50 and 60. Originally a silver mining town it is now predominantly a tourist town although it has a thriving arts community. 534 more words

Irene Waters

Thursday's Special: Traces of the Past 03: The Gradation House at Bad Dürkheim

I’m sure we’ve all heard tales of the salt mines in Russia. Part of my husband’s youth was sliding on a hessian sack into the salt mines in Austria. 308 more words

Irene Waters