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SOMEWHERE…Over The Rainbow…10 Days & Counting

I’m now about 10 days out from submitting my body and mind for open heart surgery at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital in Sydney  May 7.  My parrot will playfully stay at home with this view and an experienced playmate to keep him occupied and in familiar surroundings as well as keeping the house occupied and […]

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Livestreaming From A Dying Heart

  Following the diagnosis of mitral valve failure in the left side of my heart, the need for open heart surgery to replace it and a triple bypass procedure while they are in there, I am now lined up to enter St Vincent’s Private Hospital to go under the knife in early May with my […]

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A gorgeous double rainbow greeted me as I arrived at 5pm from a Sydney trip.

Somewhere… Over The Rainbow!

My home’s balcony is a palette for magnificent sunrises, wild wind and rainstorms and the beauty that is overlooking Coffs Harbour from high on The Hill.   Up at 4:30, I’d departed from Coffs at dawn on the puddle jumper aircraft all masked up.  I had a 9am meeting with my incredible accountant of 30 […]

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Life v 3.0 in the COVID Age at 70

Getting back into the blog with monthly updates started three weeks ago but took this long to complete.  I’m happy to report that I feel at a peak of health relative to my turning 70 and also mentally pretty acute rather than doddering or drooling.  And emotionally I have reached a zenith of calm, being […]

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What a Long Strange Tripp It’s Been! v 2.0

I decided to compile this a few days after my mid September blog entry to give a little perspective on my music backstory and also for typing practice with some classic pics. The title of this blog item is also the title of the book I’m about three chapters away from finishing. And yes it’s […]

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The frangipanis (plumeria in Hawaii) are just getting ready to burst forth with blooms, foliage and delicate perfume here on The Hill.

Greetings From The Pre-Apocalyptic Cocoon

  Most view the new COVID world order as a torture or gross inconvenience.  I see it as a great opportunity to change and enhance my life in the natural cocoon I’ve developed up here on The Hill–500 metres from the nearest street on a steep uphill grade keeping the religious conversion squads away.  And […]

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A Green Parrot Saved My Life

My feather kid Jackson turned 22 this week and I’ve been his companion since he was a couple of months old.  I found out his age taking him to his regular avian vet for the past decade for a well bird check, microchip reading, chlamydia blood test and nail clip.  As Dr Grabowski has said, […]

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Life Is A ReLaunch!

In This World, There Are People Who Live For a Long Time, And There Are People Who Live For a Good Time! You may not have heard from me for a while as I go through another transition.  This blog page is the only way to keep up as I doused the fire on Facebook. […]

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Book Excerpt: The Basement Tapes

Another excerpt of the almost finished tome.  The Basement Tapes is a darker chapter of the book that occurs after a burglary that my ex-girlfriend committed while I was away on the road.  I was an extremely vengeful person back in those days post-breakup and rip-off and this chapter shows the extremes that my mind […]

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