Sunday, May 31, 2009


I don't know how it's going to work out....but...

my honey's parents are more supportive of me as the father of the new family than ever especially after falling in love with Colin as everyone that spends time with our very jovial jolly child!

we have the most beautiful baby...I never saw a pretty baby until I saw him...Until then I always thought babies were ugly
Dad in law and I spent some bonding time driving up into the foothills of the Ozark mountains having a few beers and talking about getting a little acreage with the most gorgeous unobstructed view of the country from an unimproved dirt road...
and I'd have all the green I wanted for the rest of my life!!
Maybe we could find happiness with the best of both worlds, Down Unda and Up ova!!
With Colin Murray having passports for both cultures!!
What a lucky bloke he could be!!


Thursday, May 28, 2009


Up, Up and Away....
My honey is homesick...
so we have to go back to hillbilly country!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Right wing rednecks hate folks that want to help the environment!

"New Animated Series on ABC to Lampoon Environmentalists from Newsbusters.org
by Brent Baker
May 25, 2009

With television hosts unwilling to joke about President Barack Obama as those comedians regularly ridicule conservatives, there’s a bright spot coming up this week in a new TV show set to debut on ABC which will mock leftist environmentalism. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday:

The new animated television series ‘The Goode Family’ is a send-up of a clan of environmentalists who live by the words ‘What would Al Gore do?’ Gerald and Helen Goode want nothing more than to minimize their carbon footprint. They feed their dog, Che, only veggies (much to the pet's dismay) and Mr. Goode dutifully separates sheets of toilet paper when his wife accidentally buys two-ply. And, of course, the family drives a hybrid.

The series, from Mike Judge who created Beavis and Butt-Head for MTV and King of the Hill for Fox, will debut Wednesday night at 9 PM EDT/PDT, 8 PM CDT/MDT. The May 22 Journal article, “Making a Mockery of Being Green -- The creator of ‘Beavis and Butt-Head' and ‘King of the Hill' has a new target: environmentalists,” observed: “Much as Mr. Judge's series King of the Hill finds humor in the dramas of a working-class Texas family, Goode lampoons a liberal Midwestern household. In Goode, the characters are often mocked for being green just to fit in with their friends and neighbors.”

ABC.com has a preview video with commentary from Judge and his collaborators.

DebbieSchlussel.com, “Can't Wait for This: New Animated ABC Mike Judge Series Mocks Liberal Enviro-Crazies,” has gathered in one post three YouTube clips from the show."

This is from Newsbusters.org ( a right wing site that winges continually about the liberal media, but they won't be happy until there are only right wing shows and right wing radio shows like Rush Limblob~)

they banned access to my IP several times and couldn't handle left/liberal comments to their site...It is typical of the kind of crap they show on Fox News..

It is a shame that there is a large contingent of Americans who shun environmentalists as wackos when it is not that difficult to think of ways to conserve energy,,,

Australia is very environmental and they don't get made fun of they way they are by rednecks in the US!


Here are some pics of my beach after one of the mightiest storms since about 67...

Friday, May 22, 2009

wow...what a bummer...I just wrote a whole bunch and it disappeared into blogger heaven...'

I was so proud of what a trooper Colin Murray Garvald was!!
I had a bottle of water with me and I gave him the water as we reached the top...
I asked some nice people..(there were only nice folks all complimenting me on such a well behaved child!!) he was wide awake through most of the trip..taking in the whole mountain
together..it was exhilarating!!



This was our view ...it would have been even more exhilarating to have seen it from the top!!
Maybe in a few years when he can walk up it himself!!
You can see the Byron Bay Lighthouse in the distance..It is the most eastern point of the Oz Coast!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


sometimes, it's good to escape the ball and chain of marriage

with all of it's ups and downs...

often I think there have been more downs on this holiday


as the holiday turns into
Helladay

or a helleachday??



Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I wonder if this roller coaster ride of my life could be documented and the crazy's names changed to protect the guilty...
It's weird how the screen appears to be almost following my life...
Or I have these wonderful ideas for screenplays...
and lately they've been put into movies...
Is somebody in Hollywood reading this blog??

I wanna escape to Byron Bay again...
meet other travellers who also want to escape and just enjoy life...
Mateo travels from Venezia, Italy working hard in the factories for 4-6 months and then he takes the other half year off.....
He was checking out Indonesia and Bali...those were his favorite spots!!
right now Angela and Emma are having Girl's night out watching Angelas and Demons....
Life is so short!!
So I'm gonna escape again to
BYRON BAY!!

I have been
missing out on so much for so long...
I realized that the other night in Nimbin...

I saw a Dutch couple that were having a wonderful time together...
they were soulmates enjoying each other's company for seven years...
soulmates....

So many times I have fallen in love hoping that there was some magic
and it always dissipates ...
except for Alene...
who always loved me....and I still feel her protective energy....
but then my true soulmate passed away
while I just took her for granted...
she was so wonderful to me..

Monday, May 11, 2009




St. Mary's in Sydney...
on a cold bipolar day after registering Colin Murray with the
U.S. consulate...
a birth abroad costs $250!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!!






the years are melting by like months....as I've been writing this blog...
It's just a chance to take a picture of this tumultous wave of life....




one moment, our families are all on the beach....



in our little family house of the Parthenon!!



an old two story boarding house that was converted into a family vacation for 2- weeks in Xmas of '65
I suppose that was the Camelot of our two families having holidays on Mermaid Beach...




I still want to capture that Utopia again....




I have now new found worries that never entered my mind as I seek
the worries and responsibilities of parenthood....
I have to enter these thoughts and transfer this accelerating conciousness to the next generation...
I'm realizing the finity of this conciousness
compared to the infinity of the universe...
or of the belief of many, that this awareness and conciousness will go on in spirit...




I'm currently wearing the safety security blanket of my mother's light blue hand nit woolen
sweater that barely fits...
but always warms up my soul...
I always conciously feel a warm hug from the energy of Ailsa, my mother..
Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

I had a dream a few years ago....
of sitting by a lake like this on a green lawn
by a nice big beatiful farmhouse...
this image of the billabong/ oxbow lake
captured my heart because I
felt their presence in my dream...
they don't have the worries of this physical earth....
Mom's reading a book and Dad is waving at me
while he smokes his pipe...

when I visited my cousin, Sally, and her husband, Peter
I loved their home

and it the was first time we were invited into the home of my extended family on this visit to Oz...
I haven't felt this warmth in a long time
since maybe Mom passed away....
and when I put on Mom's sweater
I felt the presence of my mom's side of the family
that I haven't felt in a very long time...











Friday, May 08, 2009




"Instead of thinking about what you're missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing"
Who knows??

Maybe, if I could just lighten up a little, I might actually enjoy myself.... ;)

If only Mom could have seen little Colin Murray...

Monday, May 04, 2009




It is so wonderful visiting family in the bush (no similarity to our past El Doofus, president...)
and now I'm looking at the sun peek through the clouds....



Well I decided to try a new theme for this blog… Sometimes I’m amazed at all the posts that I’ve written over the years and comes up 2000s...