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is there a doctor in the house?

.. or where's Bondi Rescue when you need them?

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the surfer’s nightmare

It’s two o clock in the morning and a little sleep apnea kicks in and you don’t know it but your breathing is getting ragged .. and in a little while the adenoids do a complete clog-up and all incoming and outgoing breath is withheld.

Just for a couple of seconds, maybe ten? That’s when the dream kicks in, which is really a vivid full colour nightmare and I’m swimming out in water two foot deep and looking up at a wave so seriously deadly, so impossibly thick, so high, so purposeful I know it’s going to be the end of me when it finally crushes down and buries me forever.

Tim Bonython has the same nightmares, well maybe because he photographs blokes living it and he must know that like all things imagined, the reality is worse.

Pic lifted from Swellnet

moving to an idyllic acreage in the byron hills has its disadvantages

let me count the ways

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a sunburnt country. a land of sweeping plains.

Image by Joel B Pratley.

Words by Dorothea Mackellar.

Forbes NSW

sick of the bullshit?

“Two doses of Pfizer or AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine are nearly as effective against the highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant as they are against the previously dominant Alpha variant, according to a new study.”

“Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday showed the vaccines were highly effective against the Delta variant, now the dominant strain worldwide, provided a person had received two shots.”


Now we can get on with it.

And stop dreaming, Chicama

a five star foul up

shit will most surely happen.

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car keys .. a modern fable

... in three parts

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dave rundle exhibits a masterful insight into australia’s most profound mystery ..

If a bloke was to read the Adelaide Advertiser recently he might learn that the SA Govt has decided to dig up the 72 year-old remains of The Somerton Man.

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every now and then it needs reminding

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the priest

writing is like gambling

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It plays

B side.

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the mystery sound 2

this sort of thing makes my day

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a peculiar irony

back at you Aub

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the mystery sound 1

I'm picking it for a win.

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wave refractions and bull sharks

the richmond

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surf porn

Only a surfer .....

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I got a kick out of you …

Lorraine Lambert wrote ” We never landed one of those wealthy boys from Double Bay or Vaucluse, so we bade our time and saved our dough, then took off on a world cruise.”

Well, from one of those boys, Lorraine, let me say there may have been one or two of us who wouldn’t have minded been landed.

bondi girls by lorraine lambert (nee irvine)

Here is my poem written for my old mate Robyn Millet and all us ‘boomers ‘ in memory of the great times we had growing up in Bondi.

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the american influence

an australia day special

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being alone

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