Tuesday, February 05, 2019

PP invades Sydney

“Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, and a good woman - or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.” George Burns - P1 and P2 

Even Bra Beach was muggy at 9 in the evening ... the sea 💦 was fluorescent blue ... magical 🧙‍♀️ waves indeed

Phil came to Sydney to share all kinds of stories such as Australia's last umbrella maker 

Few things have such a huge impact on happiness and the enjoyment, depth and plain fun of life as the friendships we have.
Dozens of different material samples are hung in the workshop to match handles and frames to.

February 10 is World Umbrella Day, an occasion not typically marked by raucous celebrations but one always remembered in Melbourne's east
Folding umbrella's 'flirtatious' history never forgotten 

Mora Igra Australian umbrella maker
Photographer and stylist Marnie Hawson has a lovely post on her with more beautiful photos, do check it out - An Honest Trade

Why does water administration require ASIO-like secrecy?
DISCLOSURE: ‘The MDBA doth protest too much, methinks’ — The Royal Commission rebuke drew upon the works of George Orwell and William Shakespeare to describe how bureaucrats twisted the language of transparency. 


Geoff Gallop: politics is the problem, but it’s also the solution

There is corruption in politics, but politics is not intrinsically corrupt. 

Gallup poll: Animosity toward Trump, Putin ‘must worry all of us’ Deutsche Welle. “[F]or the first time we are registering a downtrend in the ratings for all major political leaders in the world.” Moar cowbell
How Houston Has Virtually Ended Homelessness Among Veterans Pacific Standard (TW). TW: “Making veterans the first part of the homeless population for the police to focus on is probably very effective in breaking down the resistance to empathy that conservative types (which the police mostly are) and educates them in later assisting other homeless people who do not immediately get sympathy from police as veterans probably do.”