e-book: The Thoughts of Jefferson Galt: The most important things we say need the fewest words. Here they are..

Jefferson Galt’s short phrases cover life-important topics. In this book, “The Thoughts of Jefferson Galt” are presented, one per page. There are 70 in this volume. “Obviously, I have more than 70 thoughts,” says Jefferson Galt about the book, “but I wanted this little volume to be a bit like the small books of phrases…

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20140922 The joys of moving a website

Melbourne IT’s epic fail: do this or else – then their own IT falls over. I have to say that the people who have worked on the migration of my website have worked above and beyond any reasonable call of duty. It’s all part of a rationalisation process that the people who manage this site…

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Selling shame in Singalore

Singapore: in its early days, it was one of the most sinful cities in the world. It had little purpose other than as a trading point and with that came drink, drugs and widespread prostitution. Read the history of the Lion City and it’s a shocking tale of debauchery on an epic scale. Over time,…

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The Mission

Paul Johnson is a desk-jockey in a boring part of the CIA. Yes, he works at Langley. No, he’s not an agent. He reads newspapers for a living and writes reports. The most exciting thing he has ever done was to go to Thailand and end up working in a bar on a beach. That,…

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A blank page

This isn’t an article or a piece of news. It was going to be. I actually wrote an article. It was about a close friend, someone very special to both Starfish and me, who’s in trouble. We know she is lost and lonely. And scared. But we don’t know where she is or exactly how…

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Win a major prize.

I’m horribly busy so this is a very short posting. You don’t want to know how many hours I sit at this keyboard all day, do you? You do? Wow, that’s creepy. Go and bug Ann Rice or someone. So, what did I do for a break yesterday? I played a game on my wii…

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Moving On

We give all the signs That we’re moving on We go out alone We go out with friends We go out on dates But there’s a kernel inside That won’t go away It’s a hard nut to crack It’s a bolt made of steel It’s the love that we feel When darkness sweeps in When…

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A smile just for me

I don’t mind that you don’t think of me first any more. I do mind that you don’t think of me at all. I can live with the fact that you have things to do. I can’t live with the idea that I’m nothing to you. One day when I’m writing my own bucket list,…

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Real love is for ever, not just for leap year

Home, somewhere in the French countryside. Today’s a free day! I don’t mean it’s a day with nothing to do (although, actually, that’s pretty much the plan) I mean it’s a day that is normally left out of calculations. 29 February 2012. A bonus day every four years. And a day that some cultures claim…

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What do I know of love?

What do I know of love? I know it’s a knife edge, a balance to make Sometimes there’s pleasure, sometimes there’s pain. I know it’s what lives on when all else is gone I know it’s the reason together we’re strong. I know that there are times that we wish we would part Then there…

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