Monthly Archives: February 2013

How the news of Lincoln’s assassination reached Australia

Inspired by having gone to see Lincoln last weekend I thought I’d do some digging to see how the news of Lincoln’s assasination was reported in Australia – more to see the impact of the telegraph link to the rest … Continue reading

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Lincoln – the movie

Yesterday it rained. In fact it rained a lot. It was also a Sunday. The previous day, we’d gone and bought some additional plants for the front yard to plant round the new car parking spot we’d had put in … Continue reading

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Living in a Box

I’ll be 57 next month. That’s three years short of the earliest date I can sensibly retire. (Australia’s tax laws are such that while you can retire at 55, you don’t get any tax concessions until you are 60. The … Continue reading

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The unsatisfactoriness of online newspapers …

Newspapers, as in the form they’ve existed for the last two hundred years are dying. Killed by the internet, after all why pay for content when you can get it for free, and also by killed by  choice – it’s … Continue reading

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Kindle reading …

I’ve been a kindle devotee for something like four months now. What’s interesting is how it’s changed my reading habits. Pre-kindle I would mostly read ‘serious’ books around my interests in classical and recent east asian history, not to mention … Continue reading

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Exercise

Following on from my New Year’s resolution to get fit, I’ve been sticking pretty well to my exercise regime, except obviously for our week down in Yanakie, but even then we got  a couple of reasonable bushwalks in  Wilson’s Prom … Continue reading

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Richard iii

Anyone interested in my slightly cyncial $0.02 on the discovery of Richard III’s remains should head on over to http://knowledgegeek.tumblr.com/post/42300155337/richard-iii …

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