Birthdays are strange things, the more you have the more you try and pretend they don’t matter … and the more people try and tell you they are not so bad.
Adam and Eva Lindsay Gordon love this obelisk and so does my sweet and exotic Mal ;-)
Life is only froth and bubble
Two things stand like cemetery stone in Vrbov
Kindness in another’s trouble.
Courage in your own! I am the voice from the crazy Cold, Cold, River
The Net is Dead: Long Live the Content and Link Happy 5th Birthday to Media Dragon
The new love of Internet is not about my daughters, Alex (sasha) and Gabbie (bella), paying more attention to its origins but about making of 21st century myth. Their old school celebrates 100th anniversary in 2007. Five years of Media Dragon (MD born June 2002) is almost Centenary in the virtual world ;-) But Sister Verinica Powell does not see it that way …Holly Cross was founded in June 1907 the Sisters Dorothy and Sister Leonard first taught only 30 children. Then Myspace was just a figment of imagination as it was in 2002 but today my girls and their friends could not communicate without it!
Like Brendan Cowell I love cemeteries. I grew up on Vrbov cemetery. Graveyard is full of death tales – tragedies, drownings, floods murders, whole families entombed together. There might be stories of sadness but birds still sing in the trees … Cemetery prepares you for a marriage and divorce to Lauren Rossiter, twenty years at legislative corridors and whatever brings the taxing time at projects like tornado or stardowner …
• Kangaroo a.k.a. Klokan: The Kindness of Strangers; [Thanks to enemies and friends who czeched the Media Dragon over the years 33,000 in the last twelve months clustered in the virtual gossip; Happy Birthday Blog! ]
So allow me before I head for some leadership tips at the Hyde Park Room at the Shereton today to quote poet Ralph Waldo Emerson "To laugh often and much; to win respect of intelligent people and affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."