Category Archives: America

No shrimp on the Barbie!!!

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When considering the breadth of similarities between America and Australia one thing scores higher than all others.  Fanatical sport fans you say?  Nope, that’s not what I am talking about. Vast tracts of land inhabited by swarthy men in large … Continue reading

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Aussies and Yanks – What Unites Us is Greater Than What Divides Us – Or Is It?

One could often be forgiven for thinking that Australia and America are similar, veritable brothers in fact.  After all, so much pop-culture, trends and media binds us together, like high school sweethearts holding on to a shared experience behind the … Continue reading

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Yule Time in Oz

Letting go of the snowy Christmas so often seen on postcards has been easier than I originally thought it might be.   On days where the barometer soars over 90 during holiday time in our new Australian home, I think about … Continue reading

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The Candy Man Can – cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good!

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The mechanical taffy pulling machine tops my list of things (like campfires, magicians, and the TV show “How it’s Made”) that are put on this earth to be stared at.  Taffy is not necessarily my favorite candy, but nothing can … Continue reading

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A Postcard from the Old Dominion

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In Richmond, Virginia on the third Monday in January a curious thing occurs.  Walking down Monument Avenue in the predawn light one might encounter men gathering in front of the largest statue on Monument.  Their quest is one of commemoration. … Continue reading

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Oh… and Boats!

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Often holidays, vacations and adventures begin with a single (rather significant) purchase, the airline ticket.  Once obtained only through the handing over of an unholy amount of hard-earned cash and multiple visits to a travel agent, these days an international … Continue reading

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Down Here We Call it “The War of Northern Agression.”

“Well, that just dills my pickle!” – typical Southern-ism It’s easy to be a Southerner in the North.  Yankees love Southern accents and I always get a kick out of theirs.  They generally like my traditional cooking, provided I‘m not … Continue reading

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