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Postcard from Patagonia

From Ushuaia, “mas austral del mundo” — the southernmost city in the world. It was written just before the trip to Antarctica. Of course the man himself will be back in Australia the day after tomorrow.

As an Australian, I did a double-take at one of the pictures on the postcard:

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Hands Cave and Pinturas River Canyon…an amazing display of cave art 9,300 years old in the heart of southern Patagonia

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Posted by on January 29, 2008 in M, M's trip, travel

 

NSW teachers return to work today

I will drop in to The Mine for partly social partly business reasons, and to confirm the boss’s suspicion that I turn up whenever I know free food is to be had! The Rabbit begins his second year Way Out West with, he tells me, a broken foot…

Meanwhile the Sydney Morning Herald reports something we have all known but the NSW government has not highlighted: in a few years time many of the current lot of teachers will not be working any more. Where their replacements will come from is as yet unknown, because it seems likely that the numbers of twenty-somethings in the pipeline will not match the numbers departing.

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Posted by on January 29, 2008 in Australia, education, personal

 

One of the most interesting blogs on WordPress

I have referred before to Strange Maps, a blog that presents in each entry some weird, wonderful, imaginative, or just plain informative map. 4,757,081 hits suggest the blog is on to something! The latest one is below, the map itself linking to the relevant entry where you will find not only a larger version of the map but also a really good account of it.

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Posted by on January 29, 2008 in blogging, Christianity, faith and philosophy, religion, USA