Tag Archives: traditions

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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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 Veggie-Patch and Unemployment.

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“Now joblessness isn’t just for philosophy majors.” – Kent Brockman, newscaster from The Simpsons Each evening these days I engage in a ritual played out in many Australian households.  It’s a tradition based in that age-old practice of provision, of … 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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I’ve got Culture Coming out of my Arse!

A “cinquain” is a poem, though it is no ordinary poem.  It is the preferred artistic method of an inebriated exposition.  Or to put it another way… when people who I know have a few glasses of wine it is … 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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