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Last Days of July August 3, 2017

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I was walking a few kilometers every day. I thought I was going OK. Dexter and Hannah express disappointment if I do not take them out. Then I was undermined what I thought at the time would be a critical injury. I seemed to tear my knee and the muscles. I had difficulty getting out of a chair. The remedy, after going to the doctor was, simple and almost immediately effective. The application of anti-inflammatory gel worked almost immediately.

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Walking for Life! July 11, 2017

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There are two separate realms of concern and at times failure of intuition, especially in relation to dogs and to human beings. There seems to be agreement that walking is good for dogs and for humans.

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Goodbye June July 3, 2017

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June is gone for this year. Next year she is due to return. The Earth keeps turning, which is gives us the opportunity, at least as a species, to look ahead and consider the record of the past.

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Kicking the Earth – Another Weekly Dog Blog June 26, 2017

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I know what it is like to kick the earth, or at least a piece of wood. I thought my toe would never recover. I looked around, of course, for someone to blame and there were two dogs pulling on the lead. I bit my tongue in the metaphoric sense, and kept walking.

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Dog Blog – Moments Gone June 17, 2017

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Life is transient and apparently effervescent. As humans, like other animals, we well designed for life’s practicalities. Dexter and Hannah do not worry about such things. They just live their lives.

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June Resumption June 10, 2017

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Both Dexter and Hannah are as right as the rain now falling, but for April and May the photo record of their jaunts (or walks) have not been realized, although photos were taken. The fact is there are too many photos.

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The Goddess is Glowing? June 8, 2017

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I will just repeat this for the record. What do you think?

Brian Friesen, via Facebook:

“ISIS attacks Iraq. ISIS attacks Afghanistan. ISIS attacks Yemen. ISIS attacks Syria. ISIS attacks Turkey. ISIS attacks Belgium. ISIS attacks France. ISIS supposedly attacks Britain at a time when a Progressive Labour leader is about to be elected. ISIS attacks Philippines as the President of the Philippines criticizes the US, and begins a closer relationship with Russia and China. And now ISIS attacks Iran, just as the Israeli and US governments are whining for war with Iran.

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Slow March April 1, 2017

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As the BBC noted “It’s been a week of flooding in Peru, a heatwave in India and rain hitting South-East Asia.” And in Australia there has been Cyclone Debbie and its consequences.

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Continuing Rain March 26, 2017

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The rain keeps falling. As they say it is weather for ducks,and because the creek was flooding we took a walk up to the dam.We had a storm on Wednesday, but with luck and the information that is now readily to hand, we  got home before  it occurred.

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Rain, Rain and More Rain March 19, 2017

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Let’s talk about the weather. There have been just three days so far this month without rain.And if this pattern continues, as expected, a record will be broken.

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Summer has Gone? March 12, 2017

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The world keeps on turning. That part of the system is pretty constant. Natural systems almost invite variation, and that would be equally true for embedded
sub-systems whether they are human or canine bodies for instance. Still if there were usual variation in the in the rotation of the Earth or its axis, such a change would not escape instant attention.

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“. . . and Watermelon Wine” March 4, 2017

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With the backlog of days, the photos build up. Eventually, I have got around to doing something about them. (more…)

NOT YET THE END February 12, 2017

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At some point at the road of an individual’s life unfurls, there is the realization that the planning horizon has closed in. That may be a very selfish moment, or the culmination of long term selfishness. Other people may inherit a world that will sustain their lives and fulfil their humanity, but that beggars belief and probability given dominant political and economic agendas.

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Invasion Day 2017 January 31, 2017

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The days race along. Last week it was so-called Australia Day on 26 January. New Year was but a few weeks previously. Still the dogs go out most days.

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Christmas Day 2016 December 27, 2016

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As we are reminded every year the celebration of Christmas has pagan associations. It suggests to me that much of the population of Western Europe were nominally Christian and that folk traditions were remembered and continued, especially at the periphery. Arguably,in that sense, not much has changed

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“The Urgency of Now” November 9, 2016

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The election of Donald Trump to become in due course the American President is an extraordinary development. Given the campaign, he made a gracious acceptance of Hillary Ciinton’s phone call acknowledging defeat.As far as I know she has not made a public announcement.

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Dog Blog: Start Again October 29, 2016

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It was an form of eclipse, I suppose.

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Dog Blog: Random Photos August 4, 2016

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Some memories are clear. Some are not. I remember the Latin inscription under the clock at school, Tempus Fugit. It turns out that time does fly. The more recent to take time and not rush despite the demands sometimes placed over us. By making a random selection of photos, I am attempting to compress time, while overcoming the problem of sameness.

Metaphors aside, the birds that can be heard, but not exactly understood, do actually fly. In so far as they speak to me – perhaps poetically – I understand them to say, “You humans forget about us”. The irony is that is not all we forget about.

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Eight Weeks and Eight Days July 11, 2016

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The election ran for eight weeks, and then the count took days to sort out who had a bare majority in the House of Reps to form the government. I tired of being told seemingly endlessly that the 76 members represented an absolute majority.

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Dog Blog: Bi-weekly Review June 27, 2016

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The weeks slip by. Dexter and Hannah go out on many days, and sometimes recently too late. This means I have to get the torch out to come safely down the embankment. My memory fades from day to day and the photos help.

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