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Australian Art Forum – Members Sought

The site Australian United Artists has a forum section which is free to use. The forum is aimed at bringing artists potters sculptors wood turners and wood carvers together as a self help group. The forum can be found at Australian United Artists Forum

Everyone with an interest in art including, painting, pottery, ceramics, wood turning, wood carving and sculpture is welcome to join. No fees involved in the forum at all.

Visit Australian United Artists to register now!

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Guns Laws And Politicians. Do They Equal Mass Murder?

More deaths in the USA. I am saddened by the news this morning of the reporters being killed by an ex employee in America. The gun laws in the USA are well and truly overdue for an overhaul. I know it is written in the constitution that everyone has the right to bear arms, surely it is time to look again. Australia reacted strongly when we experienced the tragedy of Port Arthur.

My humble opinion is that the only way forward for the American people is for them to do the same. The public need to lobby the senate to have the laws altered. Following that, the senate need to put their differences aside for the good of the people and agree to make the changes. Further to that, they also need to make public statements individually advocating the changes.

I am aware of the problems that will be faced due to the amount of criminals that also have weapons, and that must worry the people. There is also the financial fallout from changes which the economy will be affected by.

All things considered though, how much is life worth?

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Mother

 

The distant hills held an impression
An impression of history
History that was once, is now, and will be
Much had passed, more would come

There were trees upon the hills
They showed both their age and their grace
Timeless
Yet moving with time as the wind travelled
on its never ceasing journey

The leaves twisted and turned, struggling to
maintain their grasp on life
Yet the wind gripped at them, pulling, pulling

As the days wore on, larger numbers of leaves
began to change their hue
Tinges of gold and scarlet began to appear
The nights were now colder as the days
were shorter

Many trees were almost bare while others
refused to allow their leaves to flutter downward
to earth
The struggle was in vain, the outcome inevitable

More moss would grow on the north side over
the coming winter whilst the trees slept and
the hills disappeared under the coat of winter

The imperceptible change would come again as
Mother one again bore the fruits of her labours
The hills and the trees would flourish once more
and the days that had gone would be forgotten

Only two things were needed to accomplish this
Time
And for man to leave Mother alone to her own
devices

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Writing. Indeed.

Well it would be good if the program I use for writing (other than wordpress) was reliable. Here I am about to continue writing my new novel when I discover, to my absolute disgust, that the program has decided to crash! And lose everything I have written so far.

Aaargh!

So I take a deep and think to myself SOS. Save Often Stupid. If only I followed my own advice. Off to the shops to by a Usb stick.

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August 24, 2013 · 12:58 pm

Royal Baby

Well. There you go. Its a boy!

I guess we will be kept waiting for a couple of days before we hear what his name is. My pick is either Henry or James.

By the way, I have received my first review of my book “Innocent Death“.

It is a review by Cherime MacFarlane who is also an author. She said on July 22, 2013 :
Enjoyable read. Sort of a slice of life in Glasgow. I was familiar with the locale which was one of the reasons I purchased the book. I did like the book. I’m wondering if there was a sequel planned as the ending left that impression.

Needless to say, I am very pleased with a review like that from a peer.

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Bourne Identity

What a great read! Nothing like the movie (of course). Jason Bourne is the spy who was  and is used in a totally nasty way by his own country, Robert Ludlum is one of my fave authors. Speaking of authors, my new book, Innocent Death is selling well too

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Innocent Death

A new book by Hamish McKennaSo here it is. My new book titled Innocent Death. Set in and around the city of Glasgow, Scotland is this story where the corrupt and evil people who bring a plague to the city get what they deserve. Follow Jack and Angela as they solve the case that is the cause of grief in the city of Glasgow. Hope you enjoy it. You can see a preview at Lulu.

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Sacked – He should have known better!

OK. So Howard Sattler has given 28 years of his professional life to radio 6PR. That still doesn’t give him the right to hound anyone about their personal life. The fact that Julia Gillard is the prime minister of Australia does mean that her actions will always be under scrutiny but journo’s need to know when enough is enough.

Howard Sattler was always very opinionated and never afraid to voice that opinion. That was all well and good when he was making a valid point, but the sexual orientation of the person someone lives with is totally irrelevant to as regards to their ability to do their job.

A lesson has hopefully been learned by Howard Sattler from the radio and the TV staions reaction to his interview with Julia Gillard. That reaction was to terminate his contract immediatley. At least it opens up an opportunity for a new radio host to prove his worth

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Mists

If you are suffering in silence, perhaps a quick read of my booklet Mists will help you in your struggles. You can find a preview of it here at Lulu.

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My new booklet is now available!

I have just published a new booklet on Smashwords. It’s a sort of self help booklet that I hope can aid some people in overcoming the stresses of life. You decide how much you want to pay for it. That could be anything from zero up, That’s right you can get it for free or pay what you think it’s worth. It’s available here.

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