facebook inadvertently complicates my life

April 27, 2010 Posted by gretchen

Every time I try to ‘facebook’ thunderbolts of complication seem to rattle my roots. The good thing is they usually fade off into distant tremors after a fairly short time. However, I have been known to pike halfway through this waiting period. (more…)

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troy: from chairs to bras – a sniffing snapping odyssey

April 26, 2010 Posted by gretchen

As we are slowly learning, although I try to stay away from them… politics fascinate me.

Liberal Treasurer in Western Australia, Troy Buswell, might get sacked after a Greens MP came forward about an affair the two public servants were having.

Like Bill and Monica, for example. (more…)

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down came the rain & washed the spider out

April 25, 2010 Posted by gretchen

Whenever I tell people that I live in Australia they start rattling off the top most poisonous things they’ve heard that live here. For example, ‘Isn’t Australia that place with the snakes that eat babies and killer sharks… and those frogs…’

To some extent… yes. But it’s mostly the spiders and ants and other bite-y creatures I try to avoid.

This morning a spider that reminded me of the hermit crabs we used to see in beach shops down the shore was lounging outside my front door. I have no idea which spiders are poisonous and which ones devour humans in their entirety. When I consulted a local about the spider he said, ‘I wouldn’t worry too much. It’s only half the size of the blue one I saw up in Cairns.’ (more…)

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rain forest portraits and pants wetting

April 24, 2010 Posted by gretchen

Considering that I’m in hardcore move mode… my brain is in the zone… pack, shelter, puppies…etc…

In order to manage this today I went for a drive through twisting roads in the rain forest. They remind me of driving summertime roads back in Connecticut and New York… a swirling up, down and everywhere strip of asphalt in the middle of a green tunnel. (more…)

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MELBOURNE!!

April 23, 2010 Posted by gretchen

Two hardcore meditations, a lot of complaining, a cup and a half of tears… and finally, back to MELBOURNE!! (more…)

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