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Things I Think About, by Peter Bowditch

Well, that was an experience

After a talk at the Blackheath Philosophy Forum I was having what seemed to be a rational discussion about climate change with someone who had brought it up. I mentioned the systematic changes in plant flowering and animal reproduction that had been occurring as rainfall and temperature patterns had changed over the last few decades. […]

A fun day out

Today’s plan was to go to Milthorpe for lunch. Google Maps through Firefox suggested three routes to get there from Oberon – O’Connell, Kelso. Bathurst, Milthorpe O’Connell, Lagoon, Bathurst, Milthorpe. O’Connell, Lagoon, Bathurst, Blayney, Milthorpe. Google’s map app on my tablet (presumably using the same geographical information) suggested: O’Connell, Kelso. Bathurst, Milthorpe O’Connell, Lagoon, Bathurst, […]

Ambiguous songs – you need more than the title (Part 2)

Copyright does not apply to the titles of artistic or creative works – only to the content. This means that there is no infringement if a song or novel is written which has the same title as another work. Recycling book or film names seems rare, if it ever happens at all, but there are […]

Ambiguous songs – you need more than the title (Part 1)

Copyright does not apply to the titles of artistic or creative works – only to the content. This means that there is no infringement if a song or novel is written which has the same title as another work. Recycling book or film names seems rare, if it ever happens at all, but there are […]

Oberon’s safe children

Me, in today’s Oberon Review. A year ago I moved from Wentworth Falls to Oberon, a distance of 40 kilometres in a straight line or about 80k by road. Apart from fewer days with fog and more days with snow, there is a remarkable difference between the two towns – the rates of childhood vaccination. […]

Sad Songs

Today’s musical selection is sad songs – songs that make me sad, songs that should make everyone sad, songs sung by sad people, songs about sad things, and permutations and combinations of these. I’m deliberately leaving out songs that refer to specifically identified people, so you won’t be hearing “Candle In The Wind”, “Wish You […]

Australian Songs for Australia Day

What better way is there to celebrate Australia Day than by listening to Australian music? And what better song to start than this? A radio station ran a poll where people could vote for the best Australian rock song ever. I wanted to vote for this but I was told that it was too old. […]

Friday Shopping Poetry

During 2013 I posted a series of rewritten songs and poems to Facebook celebrating grocery shopping in Katoomba on Fridays. I’ll leave it up to you to guess at the originals. Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach? Shall I shop at Coles or Aldi, or spend a bit […]

One Hit Wonders

I occasionally spend Saturday finding related music videos and posting them to Facebook for the entertainment of my numerous (and patient) virtual friends. Today’s music selections will be One Hit Wonders, but with a difference. Some of the works will be from musicians or bands with extensive repertoires but which are only known to the […]

Windows 10

Article in the Gebesse blog about upgrading to Windows 10 https://www.gebesse.com.au/blog/2015/07/windows-10/

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