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the carer

without looking back

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Anzac Day

Lest We Forget

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giving the finger

yeah, YOU!

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rusty utes and ugly feet

flood relief

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the flood

April 2, 2022.

I watched a set of fifteen foot mud brown barrelling rights breaking half a mile off Ballina North Wall this afternoon all unworried by the trails of distant boardriders and glistening strangely in the afternoon sun, too heavy with silt to blow out a spume as their concaves collapsed to then wash up on the beach almost spent only to disturb the opalescent scrimmage of thousands of black carrion flies feasting on the swollen carcass of a drowned calf.

how’s your recall?

I'm betting there aren't too many out there who can put names and places to these covers,

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how to get rid of blow-ins with extreme prejudice

killing two birds with one stone

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how to read the stockmarket.

the knicker index

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the trek

We moored the Bona to the south of the harbour entrance in a well protected cove sheltered from the brisk south-easter that had propelled us up the coast

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days after the flood

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the ferret

we've had a bit of rain up here lately

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certain nuances of behaviour and taste that distinguish older surfers from the current age.

In latter days we were the masters of both our environment and the ability to choose music that defined our generation.

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two portraits –

Putin & Assad. Brothers in war.


The floods came last night ..

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sandy nelson

everything got broken.

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The Apotheosis of War

‘Dedicated to all the great conquerors, present past and future.’

Vasily Vereschagin.

‘What is permitted to gods (me) is not permitted to cattle (you)’ Putin 2014

Cochran here …

I only write what I feel .. AC

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beach bounty

A bloke could wander up and down windswept beaches for half his life before finding one of these.

So I stuck it in the boot and brought it home. Later on that day I wondered what the stink was when I got back into the car to go get Friday night’s pizza.


existentialism and an email from dan webber – no relation to dewey

Header pic is of the late Dewey Weber, aka the little man on wheels.

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Lyon’s big six, the kid, Usman the Muslim, champagne and brown snakes

another day in australia

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