Category Archives: age

MAGICAL FLIGHT

Your Etihad Business begins with a Priority Pass through boring old Customs, to the usual magical array of Duty-Free Liquor, French Perfumes, jewellery, chocolates enough to put on kilos…You resist temptation, regardless of Oscar Wilde’s famous injunction. At the Etihad … Continue reading

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X FACTOR

The X-Factor has  many meanings, including those to do with mathematics, blood and genes.  I’ll confine myself to the quality of surprise in circumstance or person that has a strong, unpredictable influence on an outcome  and then explore the innate … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO

ATHENS 1995 perhaps jason pilots the olympic airlines flight towards greece    cradle of european civilization  plato’s dialogues  socrates’ philosophy  pythagoras’ secret numbers mythical argonauts gild skies  golden lambswool clouds freshly shorn   afternoon light steals into night timeless   past  present  future  … Continue reading

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VAGRANT

bewhiskered   bedraggled  bewildered sways across the intersection grabs an old beer can    from the gutter no wonder perth’s such a tidy city   we say even the vagrants   pick up litter ecstatically    he lifts the tyre battered relic sips  the last … Continue reading

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CAN YOU BELIEVE…

Mike was holding his daughter’s 21st birthday party in a small weatherboard hall, miles from anywhere. At forty-eight, his sister, Linda, looked vibrant and youthful: smart hairdo, trim white slacks, summery top. She lingered outside in the twilight chatting with … Continue reading

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