Friends of the gardener

The garden stake snapped off at the ground the instant the lawn mower grabbed hold of a loose thread of twine hanging from it. The stake had not long been in the ground yet the break was clean across the grain of the hardwood at its base. There it lay motionless beside the silent lawnContinue reading “Friends of the gardener”

Who are your heroes

Who are your heroes? Do Jason and his argonauts fill the bill? Is it the man, or was it the woman who swam, or kicked a ball across the channel? The President presumes it is him. How could we forget so notable a personage? Rosalind (DNA) Franklin or Einstein E=MC2 either responsible person tallies –Continue reading “Who are your heroes”

Rain carries promise

Obediently We stay indoors Outside rain polishes McAdam – black marbleA virus Keeps us apart Yet these eternal days Will passThe night Struggles off in grey slothfulness Mourning our horror Of living in lockdownToo lazy to rise The wind slumbers on Meanwhile upstairs Rainfall drums upon the ceilingThe cow turns her back To this weatherContinue reading “Rain carries promise”

Something neoteric.

Is rock on on the rocks? Through retracing responseNarrationPrimarilyRecitationAlone KindsLies PhilosophersLivedSomehowForOddsNaive What weQuestionNeverthelessReturnMoved FrustrationRecallingBoardersEuropeanRoamaticisedFirst Hand I have been reading seriously. To lighten my distracted mind I have attempted to create something neoteric in the manner as AI programs might. Let me explain – from Dr Nick’s thesis I chose one random word from each ofContinue reading “Something neoteric.”

A tasty cake of many layers

Yesterday the Chairman of AMP David Murray stood down at the request of major shareholders. David Murray was the former Managing Director of the Commonwealth Bank. On his retirement from the bank he became a respected go to leader. His reputation was unimpeded so what went wrong? In simple terms he failed to understand aContinue reading “A tasty cake of many layers”

How important is work

How important is work? It is a common enough ambition of school leavers. After all when a student is near the end of his/her secondary education it is a common question, What do you plan to do after school? The student will answer “x” or “y”sometimes with great conviction. And if you should meet themContinue reading “How important is work”

Bill

The Bill Ryan I knew was a dairy farmer. His dairy was on a hill. The paddocks his cows fed upon were all on lower ground than where he milked them. As king of all he surveyed you could expect him to be the ruler of his mob. (He was married to Helen (Ella) andContinue reading “Bill”