Showing posts from October, 2021

116 days to Antarctica..."Where the River Flows" Collective Soul

  Approximately twelve minutes reading time “Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.” Walt Whitman Hello, I hope that you have had a good week. Thanks for joining me. What can I say other than I hold Walt Whitman’s words close to me and hope that the shadows cast by others fade quickly and forever. I know that his words are true but the waiting is too long, yet wait out the storm I must. Shadows follow me everywhere, there is no running, no hiding, no escaping them. I was optimistic starting the week. Seeing progress on my bushfire rebuild was encouraging and incredibly welcome. Then I did not get the proof I was promised that the little bits of wood I paid $65 and $75 each for the internal and external light fixtures were not provided. These small bits of wood total thousands of dollars to me.They've thrown away more wood than they have used. The eaves were being put up before the confirmation of compliance to contract was provided. I wa

123 days to Antarctica..."Pleasure & Pain" The Divinyls

  Approximately six minutes reading time "We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot." Eleanor Roosevelt   Hello, thanks for joining me again. I hope that all is well with you and that your week has been a good one. I’m sorry for the late post. I forgot to upload it, even though it was written, as I have so much going on. On my way to see my house the other day, I saw an Echidna in front of me on the highway and it waddled slowly to the edge of the road onto the shoulder. I prayed it got there safely. My heart soared as I watched it reach safety. I hoped that it felt satisfied in the verge and enjoyed it’s time whilst having a good meal. My instinct said that it was headed across the next stretch of highway, with cars travelling towards Sydney and this was dangerous for this little, rare cr

130 days to Antarctica..."I Walk The Line" Johnny Cash

  Approximately 21 minutes reading time   “Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.” – Theodore Roosevelt   Hello, I hope that all is well with you and that you’ve had a good week. WOW, I am glad to have survived this last week. I didn’t think I had any puff left in me. Surprise! I feel like I might have finally made a breakthrough, I hope so. I have been feeling like I have been walking the line for a long while now, in so many ways and Johnny Cash singing this song has been firmly in my mind. This great song written by Johnny Cash. His legacy of great music is undeniable. Later with his wife and partner June Carter Cash they added to this great legacy. They had a hard road finding each other and finally getting together but how beautiful for them both that it was such a wonderful union and their combined talents left us many gifts. Anyway it’s been stuck in my head for so long,