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Thanks LA! Colin will love the present!It's nice to know that there are some folks that enjoy reading the site and seeing the pics of our family escape!

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These pics were from a few days ago when this dust storm arrived from inland... once in a lifetime occurence...
it looked like the "day after" a nucular war...ala george bush!!
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time flies by so quickly...


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" Did Jesus suffer from Bipolar DisorderThe excellent BBC programme on Stephen Fry and his struggle with Bipolar Disorder impressed me very much. The thought that even though only about 1% of the population may suffer (if that is the word) from this ailment but that those 1% are perhaps amongst the greatest movers and thinkers of us all.
I could not help but think, when Stephen Fry and Professor Nick Craddock were discussing childhood and adult symptoms together with delusions of grandure, that the classic case of this was Jesus of Nazareth. Surely I was not the only one that noted the incredible ups (preaching to 5,000; confronting Jewish scolars; gathering apostles) and suicidal downs (40 days in the wilderness with the temptation to suicide; confronting the moneychangers; the submission at the garden of gethsemane) and perhaps even the delusion that he was he Son of God as the classic symptoms of Bipolar Disorder?
So what difference would it make if Jesus of Nazereth was not …
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"Ostara - a festival of fertility and growth celebrated on the Spring Equinox - the first day of Spring. On this day darkness and light are in balance. From this day onward, day will dominate the night and the Earth will explode with new life. Ostara is a celebration of this renewal and rebirth of nature and warming of the Earth."

days are getting longer if I stay here or shorter if I were in the US... I think that I prefer the optimism of spring...
my honey has gone for a walk...hopefully, her spirits will improve and not feel constantly homesick...
I guess the pull of the family is stronger for her than the pull of my roots and my Pacific that I'm hopefully soon calling home...
I'm here babysitting Colin lookin out into our backyard waiting for the lawn that we share with our neighbors to be vacant (they will all be at work!, so I can relax with my son over a cuppa underneath our umbrella, so I won't feel like I'm intruding...
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""There is a substantial hippie community that exists on St. Louis' South Side around the area of South Grand Avenue. There is also another older, but growing hippie enclave in a close-in suburb of St. Louis. Known as the University City Loop along 10 blocks of Delmar Boulevard, the area is hopping with hippie-run shops and vendor stands."
Another Opinion: Bullshit.I lived there for 10 yrs on and off and ya I meet some cool people (every place has em) but The Dirty BASTARDS tryed to give me 30 yrs for cultivation. 14 little plants, less than 5 grams. I'm a 3 time loser, but I hadn't been locked up in 17 yrs. I just thought since You people were trying to guide people to where the Kynd Folks are St.Louis and or Missouri ain't it. The Law there are about the Money and Crooked, definitly stay out of Jefferson County south of St.Louis "
I noticed that some bloke every other day does a search for schwagstock often from somewhere in missouri...
they find my…

Study links 45,000 U.S. deaths to lack of insurance!

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By Susan Heavey
"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 45,000 people die in the United States each year -- one every 12 minutes -- in large part because they lack health insurance and can not get good care, Harvard Medical School researchers found in an analysis released on Thursday. "We're losing more Americans every day because of inaction ... than drunk driving and homicide combined," Dr. David Himmelstein, a co-author of the study and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard, said in an interview with Reuters.Overall, researchers said American adults age 64 and younger who lack health insurance have a 40 percent higher risk of death than those who have coverage.The findings come amid a fierce debate over Democrats' efforts to reform the nation's $2.5 trillion U.S. healthcare industry by expanding coverage and reducing healthcare costs.President Barack Obama's has made the overhaul a top domestic policy priority, but his plan has been besieged by cr…
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our lives revolve around Colin Murray...
a new soul...or is he an old soul??...
if so,a merry old soul is he
especially if he has a fully tummy...
like so many friends I know ;)
we start off with some of my oatmeal with a spoon of butter and a little Pacific sea water for minerals and flavoring!!
will we take him for bike ride today on our new bike trailer??
after making sure the tires are inflated and my honey's gears are working right
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one of the most intimidating things in the world is filling out paper work...
and even bloody figuring just how to fax on your new fax machine(it's half a year old and used maybe 4 or 5 times because I am too learning disabled to sit down and read the instructions...
is it a kind of learned helplessness??)
at least for me in my very hedonistic beach bum lifestyle...
all these things that require mental energy and fear of rejection (worst fear is not become an Aussie/american poet laureate of the two continents....jet setting in a beach bum lifestyle...

who was that Greek legend?? Sysyphus??
the bloke who's trying to push this giant metaphoric boulder up the mountain...
without it falling backward...
that's the way I could easily feel..
with the whole weight of the world upon my shoulders..
and what would it all matter if suddenly...
A large tsunami engulfs your whole reality...
all I would think about
would be getting Colin
and make sure Angela is with us
and wait for the wave on tp of t…
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Today was the best day in a long while both of us realizing how much better we both are. My honey realized how much I support her and want te o be a agood father more than I ever have before!
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step by babystep, we are learning to be parents...
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we woke up before 6 hearing our precious gift crying l
both of us changed Colin's diapers...
my honey went back to bed
after a little pill
to greet the day far more relaxed
I watched and fed Colin in his high chair with my recipe of oats, muesli and rice...with bright orange red carrots to play with...
my honey just woke up refreshed at 8 to change his poopiness and give him a bath.. she talks in her cute voice to him...(when I talk like a baby she can't stand it)
I just made her some freshly ground coffee with macadamia nut honey from the local farming communities in the hills of the hinterland... giving her treats is my way of making love..
just giving to others especially my family makes me happier

I haven't had the urge to write for a while...nothing like a minute amount of bud for the little lift and the slightly different perspective created before I have a swim and go back to bed...mmm
sleep is sounding more attractive
three royal airforce helicopters flew by and shook the bu…
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"SUPREME COURT COULD USHER IN UNPRECEDENTED SPECIAL INTEREST ERA The Supreme Court could loosen restrictions on the influence of money in politics after it hears Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission on Wednesday. In an editorial on Sunday, the New York Times said that if the Supreme Court strikes down the longstanding rule that corporations can't spend directly on federal elections, it will usher in an era of labor unions and big business essentially deciding who gets elected and what they do in office:If corporations are allowed to spend from their own treasuries on elections -- rather than through political action committees, which take contributions from company employees -- it would usher in an unprecedented age of special-interest politics. Who might benefit from that? Republicans, reports Politico.The case challenges decades of restrictions on corporations and unions spending unlimited cash on advocacy and advertising. Campaign finance experts predict that the…
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yeh... it's cool to just hang out in the middle of the dune vegetation!!
set out an old broken table and an umbrella to protect us from the sea breaze on the cloudy cool day!!
I set out the chessboard and we play a game of chess right in front of the Pacific!!
That would be the ideal setting to grow old to..
a good game of chess over a few beers and bud...
just escaping for the happy chess hour on our little beach cafe...
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I participated in the 1km ocean swim today....it was great to get back into athletic competition...
it keeps me feeling alive.. I came in second in my age group!! The other bloke was way ahead of me with the younger age group!!

http://oceanswims.blogspot.com/2009/09/fathers-day-swim-at-burleigh-heads.html#comment-form
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ok... I think I'm used to living in a fish bowl..
hopping from one fishbowl to another..now I might as well be some endangered species with my offspring looking for a shelter on the beach...
and perhaps some alien or even God?? is watching us...
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still trying to perfect the idyllic life of a beach bum...
just have to get my sleep patterns to follow our Colin more closely...
so I sleep for a sound 8 hours before he awakes hopefully no earlier than dawn!
then to watch the sun come out of the ocean so that eventually I will have had a good hard workout in the ocean and beach before brekkie!
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maybe a little too much info comes out
under the hydroherbalied epiphanies...
it's nice to do a little herbalizing with neighbors of the beach..
each seeking a little release from the mundanity of day to day survival...
but we figure solutions or just plans
while my mate figures out how to kick my ass in nintendo pong!!

now I'm under the influence of the mojo and the moon...
I feel her effects as everyone is drawn to her influence
as they come out to the Godess of yore
cave men and cavewomen worshipped her
cavorted under her magical influence...
now the millionaires of Hedges pay their homage
coming out on their balconies and limited yards
a few meters from their sea...
what is it about the moon that causes
us to act like loonatics (lunartics?)
or maybe just feel a little delusional actually narcissistically thinking something would come out as great poetry...

where am I going with this blog??
am I trying to ever gain the courage and especially the discipline
just to do what it might take to m…
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La Dolce Vita!
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I'm having difficulties downloading pics...I like to put in pics of the beautiful coast especially when I'm short on words :(

I think things are going better..
better to cut the umbilical cord
to do things on our own
learning to live a low impact carbon imprint lifestyle...
living each day one day at a time..'
learning to enjoy life to the fullest!

I just bought a bicycle trailer for Colin and the groceries...
then I can concentrate on losing weight while getting in the best physical shape of my middle age!