Daily Archives: December 1, 2007

Christmas bush


Yes, that is NSW Christmas Bush, so named because it flowers at this time of the year. It is a plant full of nostalgia for me, as my early childhood home in Sutherland had a fine specimen, as did many a yard in that area.


There are a number of such plants, varying from state to state.

The YouTube meditation below is beautiful, and not at all sectarian.

A meditation for the first week of Advent

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Posted by on December 1, 2007 in Australia, faith and philosophy, humanity, memory


Erhu at Central Station

Devonshire Street Surry Hills dives underground at Central Station, becoming a pedestrian way emerging at Railway Square. It is much loved of buskers, not only because of the frequent traffic, but also because of the acoustics. Today the tunnel was filled with the haunting, melancholy sound of the erhu, that most beautiful of Chinese instruments.

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Posted by on December 1, 2007 in multicultural Australia, Surry Hills


World AIDS Day 2007

Everything earlier than this post is archived from an earlier blog.

aids_ribbon.gifI cannot contemplate this today without recalling Malcolm Gordon Gleeson (25 May 1957-1 June 2007).

The Age of AIDS.

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Posted by on December 1, 2007 in events, Gay and Lesbian, gay issues, HIV/AIDS, humanity