The Songs of Eric Bogle

There is one song writer who has been able to put so many of our unspoken feelings into words and that is
Eric Bogle!     www.ericbogle.net     
 For me personally , there are 3 songs in particular that resonate.
 
No Man's Land
............did you really believe them when they told you 'The Cause'?
            did you really believe that this war would end wars?

Storms

Lifes storms come and go
Some with warning
Some without
Some destructive
Some exhilerating
All make us focus, think
Make us different
Sometimes we retreat
Seek shelter and comfort
Only to reappear when we feel safe
Sometimes we do not care or cannot care
We are weathered but the storm passes
Sometimes we let the storm sweep us away
To a new life, new surrounds, as a new person
We all have our storms
To storms we are nothing

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Hahndorf

May 2015 - Added 3 Autumn snaps of Mooney's Barn between Hahndorf & Totness.
25th April 2017 - added image 0644 of grape vine at Hahndorf Hill winery, A wonderful sunny midday with rain showers on the way.

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From Professor Charles Sampford

I glimpsed parts of a presentation recorded on A-PAC by Professor Sampford some time ago and it gave a definition to Dilema vs Temptation, to Lying, to Misleading, to Persuading.
Dilema = Principle 1  OR  Principle 2
Temptation = Principle  BUT  the alternative leads to Personal Gain.
Lying = using a False Statement to induce a False Belief
Misleading = using a True Statement to induce a False Belief
Persuading = using True Statements to induce a Belief in what you Believe.
 
John 1/6/11

Book Review - ' the mesh ' by Lisa Gansky. Why the future of business is sharing!

There is something about this book that makes you think ' ah, thats what is happening ' and gives you a guide to how some have done it and how others could do it.
Published in 2010 by Portfolio Penguin, I was made aware of this book by a reference to it by Seth Godin.
Linda sees the Mesh design as Durable, Flexible, Reparable and Sustainable and in many ways these businesses develop into something that their users drive by thinking aloud (very aloud & very quickly).

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Birds of YackaYacka

17/6/2015 - images of a young Tawny Frog Mouth added.
7th December 2015 added image (40177) of a baby crow.
24th February 2016 - added image (40391) of a Black Cockatoo).
27th February 2016 - added images (40443 & 40445) of a small unknown bird that did not seem concerned about my vehicle being close.
18th December 2016 - added image (996) of a native pigeon

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Remnants at Red Creek

The original township was established around 1856 principally with migrants from Scotland and Germany. These days the ruins are reminders of a Colonial past. Once a stopping off point on the way to the Victorian gold fields, these days it remains very much a rural area with operating farms and a selection of lifestyle properties.
30/3/11

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