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Marginalia: a blog

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Marginalia: a blog

And so, 2006, the end is near …

A quiet day of taking stock, writing, reading, watching television and tossing stuff!It’s been quite a year. Reading back over other project blogs (USQ 2007 40th Anniversary and SiQP Festival) confirms just how busy I’ve been; I’ve probably convened or attended more meetings this year, than at any other time in my life. Memo to

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The In-Between Time

Christmas is over for another year. Can’t say I enjoyed the rampant materialism of the “ka-ching” factor: all-night trading, nightly bulletins trumpeting how much had been taken at the cash-registers etc. The quiet time I spent at home with my son seemed oddly, and wonderfully out of step with what was, and is happening elsewhere.

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Christmas Morn

And all is well. It’s the first time I’ve spent Christmas at home at Yarrawonga for years. Our ridge is alive with the sound of rainbow lorikeets and cicadas, and the air full of drifts of eucalypt blossom and their sweet honey smell. It’s a glorious warm morning, and I’m musing on Christmases past and

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Winding Up, or is that Down?

No definitely down I think. I am sleeping better, and enjoying the coffee more. The pressure is off at work and there’s time to read (oh how I love this) and sufficient trips to Brisbane without too much to do once I get there. Time on the road to finish Michael Connelly’s Echo Park on

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