~Author: Richard Falkinger Title: Wolfspeer Publisher: Tidal River Press, 2010
The economy of Greece is in shambles. Internal rebellions have engulfed Libya, Syria, and Egypt, with outsiders and foreign warriors fanning the flames. Turkey fears it will become involved, as does Israel. Jordan is crowded with refugees. Iran is bellicose and
threatening , while Iraq is in turmoil. AD 2031? Yes. But it was also the situation in 1177 BC, more than three thousand years ago,when Bronze Age Mediterranean civilizations collapsed one after the other, changing forever the course and the future of the Western world. It was a pivotal moment in history — a turning point for the ancient world.That was then, this is now - That is from Eric H. Cline, 1177 B.C. The Year Civilization Collapsed - fascinating insight to history. One suspects that, like Machiavelli himself, Cline (not to misread it as Clune) enjoys truth not only because it is true but also because it shocks the naive characters like Malissa, Kylie, Gill et al ... ;-)
It is tempting to imagine MEdia Dragons as bloggers exiled to the wrong place and time, whose fate, like a character in Nabokov, has been reduced from old-world brilliance to something less grand in 21st-century Land Down Under ,,,
Now - test the water, swim between flags, avoid sharks...
Then - cross Berlin Walls, Point Charlie or Point Milan, the Iron Curtains and swim in the deepest end as at the shallow end of the pool contains too many intriguers who love to talk about the swimmers at the deepest end... It is rumoured that a blood-spattered copy of Cold River is found on the corpse of modern office politics... One must sit back and toast your good fortune. That sneaking suspicion that watercooler politics brings karma is proving true...
Then a current Iceberg Swimmer Mal did not swim between the flags it taught him a life thriving lessons on that Summer afternoon as he struggled inside a rip at Bondi Beach A Story of Good Fortune to have a father who swam in deep end of the parliamentary and public pools ...At the Iceberg pool or parliamentary pool on level 2 at Macquarie Street, all swimmers are equal as we all look the same in Speedos. However, some swimmers like Bruce Baird or naked Dr Terry Merherell were not as fast as the MEdia Dragon ;-) whether you are 5 foot, 6 foot or tall tower at 7 foot, water makes us all equal ;-)
“News from the Profession. Fake Occupants Caused Some Problems in Grant Thornton’s Audit of Assisted Living Concepts (Caleb Newquist, Going Concern). Yeah, fake customers are probably not a good thing to find in an audit.
Women Amen thought he might work in advertising or open a library with a bar. His wife had other, more ambitious plans...
Malcolm Turnbull takes us for a summer afternoon at Kerry Packer's rural home and out into a rip at Bondi Beach Malcolm Turnbull Christmas Story
Malcolm Turnbull talks about the mother who abandoned him when he was just 10