November 1, 2010 - Eminem’s call to mend


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“I’m not afraid, to take a stand.

Everybody, come take my hand.

We’ll walk this road together, through the storm, whatever weather.

Just lettin’ you know that you’re not alone.

Holler if you feel like you’ve been down the same road.

And I just can’t keep livin’ this way, so starting today.

I’m breaking out of this cage …”



October 20, 2010 - Army of Ink Blow the Man Down



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Blow the Man Down .

Round and round the racecourse, my finger beat you there.  You mustn’t laugh, you mustn’t cry, or tell little girls, “There, there.”  Take one step out and two steps down to a place you cannot stand.  For it was you, you naughty boy who tried to steal my hand.

The trick is to find a place where size doesn’t matter, nobody can touch the bottom and everyone can reach.

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October 1, 2010 - Scrap Of Strength


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Scrap books are a great way of collecting art, stories, people that you admire and are interested in.


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blog scrap book


July 28, 2010 - Hats off to madness


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“I’m frightened Alice, have I gone mad?”  “I’m afraid so”, says Alice.  “You’re entirely bonkers but I’ll tell you a secret – all the best people are.”

(Tim Winton’s film version of Alice in Wonderland.)


June 11, 2010 - Army of Ink Skip To You


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Holding On.


June 9, 2010 - Old celebrity replacing the new


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Will Everyone Please Stand .

You might stand up on the bus for old folk – but do you seek the amazing stories they tell?  This sweetie is famous for being …… 110 years old!    She’s the 58th oldest person on the planet!  What keeps her going?    She writes a monthly article for the nursing home newsletter by hand (despite her patchy education) … counts each 24 hours as a blessing … has an appreciation for the small marvels such as a pair of automatic doors that swing open to let her through … takes a day at a time …  her memory of the arrival of cars is “The horses were terrified.  They drove up the road like giant grasshoppers.”   Want to know the secret to living to a ripe old age?  According to a study by researcher Robyn Richards, personality traits like low neuroticism, anger and hostility; low impulsivity; high conscientiousness; and low depression could hold the key.

Found her in the Weekend Australian Magazine May 1-2.2010