Elephant in the room remained silent

Greetings, salutations et al especially to SALAtarians, It’s beginning to feel like survivor guilt. Today the sun is shining, children frolic and laugh; they are chortling and playing outside next door. I had breakfast of blueberry pancakes with friends and later rummaged in fabric bins at a sale and all the while the elephant in […]

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Are the old games the best games?

…is it only because you understand completely the rules you play by? Greetings Players All, Did you take to card and board games with your family during COVID19 lockdown? Set a jig-saw or 2? Have you kept on playing afterwards? Are the old games the best games? If they are, is it only because you […]

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To forgive is human: to err is divine:

Greetings Rangers, in SA we are not yet Lone Rangers, isolated in our homes or indeed upon our gainly steeds, but it’s looking increasingly like we may face that eventuality once again, perhaps soon. Chilly winter winds are bringing all sorts of conditions with them this season and as I write, NSW teeters at crisis […]

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Abundance of Cadmium Red

Greetings revolutionaries, hmmm.  ALL ART IS SUBVERSIVE. I am in painting mode. This ancient relationship between art and subversion occupies my mind as I wield many brushes while listening to news reports about the Trumpet’s latest effort on the transistor – no deeply lyrical classical pieces for me when I paint! I like information. Red, […]

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The First Tuesday in November

Greetings Border Emigrants, South Australians are not going to Victoria anytime soon and Vics are not coming here yet, not even the footballers! Our Premier has spoken and at this point it seems sensible to agree! So many of us have family and friends in Victoria it is a wrench to be separated from them […]

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To see a dentist is enjoyable

Greetings Adventurers This week I went to the dentist. It was fantastic! An actual consult; faces behind masks; eyes that blink, voices lacking the dampened timbre of telecommunication – at long last, human expression! While I sat and waited for my appointment I had a silent chuckle at the exuberance of some of the children’s […]

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“I am a Lumberjack and I am OK…” as Pythons would say

Greetings Sentient Beings Always extraordinary, abounding with creatures and vistas that simply take your breath away, the world in which we currently find ourselves is becoming increasingly astonishing. Thus, I will refrain from ‘mentioning the war,’ in order to protect someone but am having serious doubts about the likelihood of dead parrots surviving once someone […]

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Reconciliation Week

Greetings Fellow Inhabitants With unintended irony and also distress, I write during Reconciliation Week in Australia (27th May – 3rd June) as the USA tears itself apart. By the time you receive this week’s diary Reconciliation Week  will have passed however, it is appropriate that Gallery One acknowledges this national celebration of Australia’s First People. […]

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