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Salon 25 - at last!

24 June, 2013

So where was the DA website for 12 hours? No idea, good people. I thought the problem was failing to renew my domain lease. I still don’t know. We may yet turn into a pumpkin by the close of business. But let me roll out a Salon post before that eventuates.

Google Poems – have you seen these things? Once you start this search quest, an hour can whiz by. All you have to do is key in a sentence opener, and see what the great good Google suggests. For example, WHY DO WE…opens up YAWN, DREAM, CRY, HICCUP. While I’M…renders BORED, ON A BOAT, DIFFERENT, YOURS. Who can find the best one this week – I DARE YOU TO…

Solved Paul last night – a few Albion phrases I didn’t know, but fun. And cracked today’s Times over lunch, despite my laryngitis, loving the deletion technnique of 1dn, and the bilingual chic of 11ac. It’s a fine puzzle, and worth your coin.

By the way, the winter solstice event in Albury was momentous, drawing a crowd of some 800 people, with a real sense of the event being replicated in other places to keep the vital conversation about suicide alive. Here’s more if the matter interests you. I was honoured to take part

Have a great week, whether or not you can speak…

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