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Suffer the Little Children

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Today I did some shopping at Emu Plains.

While looking at a bottle of army figurines which I had just picked up from the toy counter, something rather disturbing happened.

A little girl, no more than three or four years old, appeared in the aisle brandishing a large roll of Christmas paper. Menacingly waving the roll backwards and forwards in front of her, she ran passed the Christmas decorations chanting, “Kill! Kill! Kill!”

So, ah … peace on earth and goodwill to all, I reckon.

25 November 2011

Mr Stuart’s Track

Monday, November 13th, 2006

I have just finished reading John Bailey’s recent biography of the explorer John McDouall Stuart, Mr Stuart’s Track. It is a fascinating read about the man some, including Bailey himself, consider Australia’s greatest explorer. Throughout the book, Bailey skilfully recreates various hypothetical situations, based on recorded fact but laced with intuitive reasoning, to flesh out Stuart and some of his contemporaries. It makes very interesting reading and provides much food for thought.?

You can read more in an article I wrote about it.