Monthly Archives: May 2012

Prophecy

Sometimes a child will stare out of a window for a moment or an hour—deciphering the future from a dusky summer sky. Does he imagine that some wisp of cloud reveals the signature of things to come? Or that the … Continue reading

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* Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Return to Vienna

Oh you men who think or say that I am malevolent, stubborn, or misanthropic, how greatly do you wrong me…. – The Heiligenstadt Testament Three miles from my adopted city lies a village where I came to peace. The world … Continue reading

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“I have been a stranger in a strange land”

Life’s spell is so exquisite, everything conspires to break it. – Emily Dickinson It wasn’t bliss. What was bliss but the ordinary life? She’d spend hours in patter, moving through whole days touching, sniffing, tasting . . . exquisite housekeeping … Continue reading

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Fixed Interval

When he turns fifteen, you’ll be fifty-four. When he turns thirty, you’ll be sixty-nine. This plain arithmetic amazes more than miracle, the constant difference more than mere recursion of father in son. If you reach eighty, he’ll be forty-one! The … Continue reading

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‘Banksy’ On Advertising

I came across this (I don’t know – ? – manifesto) from Bansky the other day and it reminded me how much I hate advertising. My kids are teenagers now. One moving into it, one stuck in the middle and … Continue reading

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Hayden Calnin

I’ve finally managed to catch a live performance of Hayden Calnin. He’s just finished a dozen or so shows with Gossling, accompanying her down the East Coast of Australia on her ‘Intentional Living’ tour. The Sydney show was at The … Continue reading

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The Insights

Ahh! It’s been a while, I’m sorry. My good intentions have ground themselves (yet again). If there was a metaphorical tide-line I would be well high of it. I don’t know why but I seem to find more motivation posting … Continue reading

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