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Things I Think About, by Peter Bowditch

Driving In the Country

New personal bests today: 1) The biggest kangaroo I have ever seen. He was taller than my car (which was put right next to him for scale). 2) The closest I’ve ever come to hitting a kangaroo. I’ve danced with ladies and been further away than that. I would like to thank Bridgestone for their […]

Today’s Oberon Adventures

1) Always tie your dog to something immovable. We were walking past a cafe which had a tethered dog outside. It was quite a large dog and it took a dislike to Cody TRHD so it jumped at him, barking and snapping. What it was tied to was a light cafe table (the sort that […]

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 […]

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