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Day 168

Written 8 September, 2020   Daniel Andrews announced the releasing of restrictions in Victoria, to prevent a third wave, and all businesses are up in arms. the federal government is up in arms. Health must not take so long. All sorts of arguments are shouted against it. They’d like to strangle him.  But the modelling… Continue reading…

Day 166

Written 5 September, 2020   I’d invited Dave MacMonnies of the large Berowra RFS to come and tell us what we need to do to protect ourselves against a raging fire. It’s not just a matter of getting in our little boats and fleeing. Last summer, the huge Gospers Mountain fire was 30 kms away,… Continue reading…

Day 165

4 September, 2020.   We wake to a stormy morning.     Today, my zoom teaching of the ANU class of composers and musicians- but it’s special today, for my pin-up neuroscientist Professor Liane Gabora is zooming to speak to us. A dream come true. I’m going to ask her all the neuroscience questions no… Continue reading…

Day 164

3 September, 2020.   We wake to heat, the sun streaming in, light bouncing back at us from the river, calling that it’s a holiday. The temperature is said to rise to 29 degrees, so unexpectedly at the end of winter, and we must obey the call.  I talk GG into a boat trip, at… Continue reading…

Day 163

2 September, 2020.   The second day of Spring. Much to- do about a woman in Victoria’s lockdown who was organising a protest against it- “the world’s biggest hoax” , she claimed, even though she’s giving in a state and a world where people are dying, oversees almost 870.000, in Australia 500- and to her… Continue reading…

Day 156

26 August, 2020.   From the city: Today, my doctor, Doctor Danny Hameiri, told me that only two of his patients have come down with the virus. He puts everyone on daily supplements- Vit D3, Kyolic acid, astragalus, lactoferrin enhanced, melatonin, two Vit B12 injections a week, and if a runny nose, sofradex drops. Only… Continue reading…

Day 154

Written 24 August, 2020.   Tonight the temperature drops to 3 degrees, and so it stays for 5 nights. We’re out of firewood for our pot belly stove- we burnt up the last three pieces last night. Of course there’s several dead trees on the ground, especially up near the fire trail I’ve yet to… Continue reading…

Day 153

  Written 23 August, 2020     I lazed all day yesterday, and went to bed early, worn out by the week’s drama. Just before bed, my friend Sarah in England emailed me with 3 pictures of her wearing her 3 masks, the ones I illegally posted her back in June. I didn’t believe hand-made… Continue reading…

Day 151

Written 21 August, 2020. At 8am, an unfamiliar, powerful boat zips into the bay. Solar Simon has come early to ensure the batteries are up and running in time for my lecture.  He and his assistant lug 6 50 kgs batteries up our 42 steps, install them, they’re gone by 10.30 and we have power.… Continue reading…