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Monthly Archive for August, 2009

jesus needs no evidence

In kindergarten & year 1 I would always thrust my hand up prematurely and spurt out a wrong answer. It got to the point where the teacher made a specific point of sitting down & talking to me about ‘letting other people have a go’. In response to this perceived failure I started hanging with [...]

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There’s nothing better than curling up warm & cosy on a wintry day. Better yet if the day is profuse with rain. These are the times you just love to be snug & warm against the elements. But a vantage is always necessary on the outside world, or else some other physical reminder that the [...]

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this review of the best aus poems 2008, is rather interesting. firstly, because simon patton starts out by saying ‘Since, on the whole, I found the poetry less than satisfying, I would like to discuss in some detail the weaknesses of contemporary Australian poetry, before moving on to some of its successes.’ and wow he [...]

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you have to make me

In the beginning there is spring and an evening of warmth. Stories about how things end, terminally, tend to begin with a beginning, like it or not. Some heat remains in the side of structures when you touch them, as you do; parties always spring up in response to the weather and the excuse is [...]

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