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Measuring Mates

Measuring Mates

What makes a perfect hunt? I pondered the question in subdued silence, watching my mates rib each other in front of the blazing warmth of an open fire. The homestead was a great place to be on a cold, outback winters night as we enjoyed a quality red.

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Outback Mystery

Outback Mystery

Something stopped me in mid stride. Did a whispering spirit catch my attention or was it just a slow mind processing an image from a few minutes before? Whatever it was, I back tracked and gazed down onto the patch of rich red earth. The arrangement of rocks under the acacia wasn’t natural. It had been placed by the hands of man. By whom and by which people is a mystery.

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A Re-Perception of Educational Leadership

There’s a lot happening in the world at the moment, even more than usual! It has given me cause to reread this article I presented at a conference some time back. Recent events seem to confirm that the idea of ‘connective listening’ had merit. I’d suggest that some of the best responses to COVID-19 and current international events are based on this concept. Some of the worst appear to place self interested political maneuvering   over what is best for the country and the people.

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Useful Hints for the Horse Novice
Useful Hints for the Horse Novice

Useful Hints for the Horse Novice

My introduction to horses involved a steep learning curve. I’ve handled aircraft, race cars and motor bikes well enough to still be around after too many decades to think about. With horses I entered new territory. Aircraft, fast cars, motor bikes and horses all bite when mishandled. Horses are a bit more complicated. Unlike a machine, they are a noble, independent and free thinking animal whose trust must be earned through hard work.

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7 + 3 Thoughts on Writing

7 + 3 Thoughts on Writing

Current events occuring across the world provide much subject matter to write about. For this blog I'll stick to writing as its close to my heart. I write for pleasure and I’m satisfied that readers enjoy what I put into words.


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