“Bean free”!!, sung to the top of my voice to the tune of “Born free”. Preparing dinner, the wife had just advised we are out of beans. Straight away, the full gusto rendition startled it's way out of the lungs and vocal chords. Unintentional spontaneity it was. She laughed her hearty laugh. Others nearby - … Continue reading Funny
ROCK! Insipid light of the late afternoon thunderstorm grey greets me as I turn into the driveway of my potential future home. A typical Malaysian red-brown smear of heavy raindrop soil wash smothers the drive entry. All washed from the almost nude lightly sloping front yard. Kuala Lumpur rain only needs 1 degree of fall … Continue reading Rock It!
Our human nature is what? To hate, despise, be greedy, to be ‘righteously’ correct, ignorant, selfish, irrational, fanatical and pessimistic. It is also to love, respect, learn, cooperate, help, listen, rational, be accepting and optimistic. Which appears to be easier? At this time, observation leads to the former being easier. The spread of vitriol in … Continue reading Fragments
ASHRAM Part 2 SOMETHING FOUND So much style and flow! Always seem to have the Butt stuck out! Not too sure about the colour choices though! The writer celebrating his 50th birthday with a fun surf at "Toms" in Perth. (Photo: Les Round) Moving to Perth in Western Australia, being no more than 5-10 minutes … Continue reading A SPORTING CHANCE 4
Beach Sprint relay at Aus Surf Lifesaving Championship Perth WA. My daughter Alice closest to the camera - we blitzed em! (If you have never tried tit - run in sand. Not that easy!) The first in a regular rambling series of life’s ups and downs according to the Sporting Gods. A sporting life it … Continue reading SPORTING CHANCE
I was born of Music and Dance. Music and dance is me. Every pore of being, every DNA strand has a hook line, riff, drumbeat and vocal imprinted from before and beyond birth. I am no different from the rest of humanity. Music is in us all from primitive human banging a Mammoth bone on … Continue reading Bust a Move
Forward: The original idea for this 70 minutes of narrative had been floating around since November 2019. Reading about the shortcomings of the 'Paris' agreement on Greenhouse emissions and yet again witnessing much politics being played out by those Nations led by Conservative right wing Governments, really had my 'Greenie' blood boiling. Yet again, the … Continue reading A Warming Argument (long read)
From an Eggshell womb, sprouts Chili Padi (Birdseye Chili). Baby Pandan that was salvaged from a chopped up plant a few weeks ago is standing up ok. "So you like plants?", the first date states with a frown of suspicion. I am intrigued why someone could be so circumspect about plants. "I have black fingers. … Continue reading the SPROUTIST