Daily Archives: May 26, 2012

Marvelous trip!

Postcards from Ian and Margaret

Distance: 278klm
Overnight: Big Sky Caravan Park
Weather: Warm, sunny 24 degrees
About Narrabri

We have been carefully watching the weather reports as separate weather systems in 3 states combine and created a major rain event in our area ‘central western plains’. We settled in for a 2nd night and waited for the rain to blow through to the coast. The same weather system dumped a load  of snow in the Alpine region we have just left. We got our van out just in time. While it rained we visited the old Dubbo gaol, a good exhibit on a par with the Melbourne gaol.

We left Dubbo and stopped at Coonabarabran for coffee and excellent cake served with cream and a swirl of toffee sauce, it is my last treat.  Margaret says there will be no more visits to cafes for coffee and cake while we are away as it…

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At the end of San Gabriel River bike trail from North to South (mile: 39.5)

At the end of San Gabriel River bike trail from North to South (mile: 39.5)

At the end of San Gabriel River bike trail from North to South (mile: 39.5)

This was the destination of my last Sunday’s bike ride of 60miles trip. I started at Liberty Park (around 9AM) bound North, on a freshly resurfaced road. By the time I arrived at the end of the bike trail in about 2 hours. The temperature reached 93 degrees Fahrenheit. It was hot, and biked against the hot wind coming back, but it was a memorable ride.

My biking adventure (Sunday, May 20, 2012)

My biking adventure (Sunday, May 20, 2012) I Marked the start and end points on the map (click to enlarge)

San Gabriel River Nature Preserve

San Gabriel River Nature Preserve

San Gabriel River Nature Preserve

Joris-Karl Huysmans – À REBOURS

À rebours

À rebours is an 1884 novel by French author Joris-Karl Huysmans. Translated as Against Nature or Against the Grain, the novel follows Jean Des Esseintes, the last member of a noble family. Disgusted with his decadent life in Paris, he retreats to the countryside and immerses himself in art and philosophy, becoming somewhat deranged. Though not mentioned by name, À rebours is thought to be the book that heavily influences what famous novel’s titular characterMore… Discuss

English: French writer J.K. Huysmans

English: French writer J.K. Huysmans (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today’s Quotation: E. M. Forster (1879-1970) – On creed, worshiping and human suffering

There lies at the back of every creed something terrible and hard for which the worshiper may one day be required to suffer.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970) Discuss

Because “freedom cannot protect itself”!

Flickr Comments

I like the photo documents of Patti / Patricia Fogarty shot in New York. She caught wonderful smiling faces in Manhattan: “ONE DAY IN A CITY” – but also riot police: arresting photographers who tried to make some pictures featuring the Occupy Wall Street movement. Every week the police gangs produce a new package of arrested photographers and confiscate their cameras. And every next week there are brand new iPhones again and even old cameras fit for the work as a “under-cover-agent” …
Accra Shepp OWS
FREEDOM OF SPEECH – photo by Patti / Patricia Fogarty
another photo shot by Patti, coming from London, Hyde Park, Speakers’ Corner to a strange New York, a city with oppression vs. photographers and speakers:

title: “an-arresting-day-on-wall-street” – click on the picture to enter her article at wordpress
comment by Patti:
Dear Frizz, More than happy to give my permission to…

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The Tale of Psyche and Cupid (a lovely short movie)

 This movie won 1st place in the audio visual category of the 2009 Ontario Student Classics Conference. 
It features stop motion animation, stop motion, and film to give the video different effects as the viewers continue watching. 

Yet another inspiring post, from “Lost in Town”, uncovering the artistic events worth attending to …”si fueris Romae, Romano vivitomore; si fueris alibi, vivito sicut ibi” “If you are in Rome, live in the Roman way, if you are elsewhere, live as they do there” attributed to St. Ambrose. (From Wikctionary.” )
Thanks Lost in Town: I guess it makes all the difference to be …lost in town, when The Town is ROME!