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Dad

To celebrate 125 years of publication, The Bulletin is posting historical pictures of Australia from its archives. In the latest set, one from 1946 has my father in it. If I was a better writer I could probably tell you what he meant to me, but I can link to this appreciation written by John…

Music Meme

OK, fine. 1. Total volume of music on my pc: About 12Gb—all of my CDs and LPs converted to Ogg. This is just a back up, since I just play the songs on my Iriver player. 2. Songs playing right now: Steel Monkey by Jethro Tull. 3. Last album purchased: Dial a Song by They…

Merry Christmas

Here are my kids at the beach on Christmas day. Best wishes to all my readers.

Dog Treats

Our dog has developed a fear of traffic. Since we live on a busy street, this is a problem. It all started when he was crossing the street with Carmen and a car went through the red light without even slowing, passing less than a metre in front of him and smashing into the side…

Sad News

From Kieran Healy I learn that Otis Dudley Duncan has died. It was Duncan who started the investigation into John Lott’s mysterious survey. When Duncan first contacted me with his concerns, I found it almost impossible to conceive that someone would fabricate a survey rather then admitting to a careless error, but Duncan’s insight into…

Anzac Day

Mrs M. Ingram Old Dubbo Dubbo N.S.W. Australia To Dear Mother from Bob with best wishes. I hope you will like my beautiful costume. It is not a very costly robe. Send in your order without delay we are nearly sold out. May 18, 1918 MIXED BATHING PHOTO TAKEN AT BRIGTON ENGLAND Left to Right:…