We recently took a few days out of our regular routine and went to Broken Hill. For those who don’t know, Broken Hill is roughly 900 kms north and a little west of Melbourne. It’s an old mining town as evidenced by the name of BHP or Broken Hill Proprietory. ...

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One day I’ll get back to talking about books, but that day has not arrived yet. Two weeks ago I talked about having books to write about, that is still the case. The problem this time is covid. And, yes, it was me. I finally succumbed to that illness that ...

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It’s not just the writing, it’s finding the time, finding the right head space, and sometimes finding the energy. I’ve had trouble finding both the physical energy and the emotional energy. Who’d a thunk you’d need both types of energy to write. Last Monday I had a meeting in the ...

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This is an interesting time. We’ve lost four people in the last couple of months. One family member and three friends. I’m finding it a little hard to attend more funerals and try to give words of comfort. The only ones that are coming now are ‘I’m sorry for your ...

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I know you’re here for the books, and I’ve really tried these last few months. Sadly, personal life has taken its toll me and I’ve missed writing the last two weeks. I have kept reading, thank heavens, it’s just the writing that has taken a back seat. Somehow I managed ...

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With the setting of the sun tonight is the completion of Chanukah. This list of books is to denote each of the eight nights of Chanukah. There may be nothing about Chanukah in any of these books, but they spoke to me more than other books and may change your ...

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Hi Everyone, I’ve had to take a little break. It was totally unintentional and I’m not sure if I’m really back. I’m looking after an elderly person with dementia, I’m not a full-time carer, but it is taking its toll on me. Before someone tells me to just step away ...

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Paratalk or Torque is where I take a paragraph, mostly at random, and talk about it however I wish. It’s an old column I’ve revived. It has fairly broad scope and could go on for ages. Let me know if you get bored, I may not listen though.  Today’s paragraph is ...

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Paratalk or Torque is where I take a paragraph, mostly at random, and talk about it however I wish. It’s an old column I’ve revived. It has fairly broad scope and could go on for ages. Let me know if you get bored, I may not listen though.  Today’s paragraph is ...

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Paratalk or Torque is where I take a paragraph, mostly at random, and talk about it however I wish. It’s an old column I’ve revived. It has fairly broad scope and could go on for ages. Let me know if you get bored, I may not listen though.  Today’s paragraph is ...

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Paratalk or Torque is where I take a paragraph, mostly at random, and talk about it however I wish. It’s an old column I’ve revived. It has fairly broad scope and could go on for ages. Let me know if you get bored, I may not listen though.  Today’s paragraph is ...

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Today’s paragraph comes from an Agatha Christie anthology, Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories. The short story in question is ‘Yellow Iris’. I do love a good Christie book, and her short stories are no exception to this affection. I have most of the books published by her under ...

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Paratalk or Torque is where I take a paragraph, mostly at random, and talk about it however I wish. It’s an old column I’ve revived. It has fairly broad scope and could go on for ages. Let me know if you get bored, I may not listen though.  Today’s paragraph comes ...

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Paratalk or Torque is where I take a paragraph, mostly at random, and talk about it however I wish. It’s an old column I’ve revived. It has fairly broad scope and could go on for ages. Let me know if you get bored, I may not listen though. Today I’m taking ...

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Because I haven’t finished my current book I’m going to ramble a bit about what I did on the weekend. It was a fun time, but I’m seriously exhausted and there’s so much happening this week. Limmud Oz is a conference, although they bill it as a festival, that gives ...

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