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Think Sydney. Think Opera House .Think Crystal.
One of the world's most important modern buildings occupies an extraordinary site on Sydney Harbour, the Serenity of course.



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Think Sydney. Think Opera House .Think Crystal.
One of the world's most important modern buildings occupies an extraordinary site on Sydney Harbour, the Serenity of course.



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‎7 Days can make one weak but I think these 14 will have the opposite effect
Voyage 4 Bali and the GR8 B R    February28-March 15, 2011

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‎7 Days can make one weak but I think these 14 will have the opposite effect
Voyage 4 Bali and the GR8 B R    February28-March 15, 2011

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Dispatches from the Frontline Of Australia



Talkin' 'bout My Demographic

Where there’s a hit there’s a writ-- Listening to "Down Under" on MTV was my first exposure to Australia Veg-e-Mite as a kid growing up in the badlands of Long Island, pronouced LAWN GUYLAND New York by we dees, dem, and dose guys who tawk New Yawk. The song "Down Under" remains an unofficial anthem for Australia and was ranked fourth in a 2001 music industry survey of the best Australian songs...but now I found out...

 Danger Men At Work-- lines were lifted from an old OZ  campfire song...  'Kookaburra sits in the old gumtree', and the band has had  to pay off a judgement of 5% of their royalties (OUCH).


At sea right now headed for Sydney...Video to follow..."Who Can It Be Now?"

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Dispatches from the Frontline Of Australia



Talkin' 'bout My Demographic

Where there’s a hit there’s a writ-- Listening to "Down Under" on MTV was my first exposure to Australia Veg-e-Mite as a kid growing up in the badlands of Long Island, pronouced LAWN GUYLAND New York by we dees, dem, and dose guys who tawk New Yawk. The song "Down Under" remains an unofficial anthem for Australia and was ranked fourth in a 2001 music industry survey of the best Australian songs...but now I found out...

 Danger Men At Work-- lines were lifted from an old OZ  campfire song...  'Kookaburra sits in the old gumtree', and the band has had  to pay off a judgement of 5% of their royalties (OUCH).


At sea right now headed for Sydney...Video to follow..."Who Can It Be Now?"

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They sleep 22 hours a day, eat eucalyptus leaves and just hang out
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Blogging is literature in a hurry.These trip reports are getting shorter and sweeter, and so are the destinations.

In America, only the successful blogs like the Huffington Post and Boing Boing are important, in France all blogs are important, in England no blog is important, and in Australia you have to explain what a blog is.
 Melbourne is an outdoor city. People only go inside to use the toilet. And that's only a recent development. I can't believe I am indoors (See photo above) at a shopping mall (Ikea actually)

This dude literally gave me the shirt off his back when I  wanted to take a picture of it, like the end of a  Rugby match or something like that.

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They sleep 22 hours a day, eat eucalyptus leaves and just hang out
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Blogging is literature in a hurry.These trip reports are getting shorter and sweeter, and so are the destinations.

In America, only the successful blogs like the Huffington Post and Boing Boing are important, in France all blogs are important, in England no blog is important, and in Australia you have to explain what a blog is.
 Melbourne is an outdoor city. People only go inside to use the toilet. And that's only a recent development. I can't believe I am indoors (See photo above) at a shopping mall (Ikea actually)

This dude literally gave me the shirt off his back when I  wanted to take a picture of it, like the end of a  Rugby match or something like that.

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The Calm Before The Storms

This was the scene before the Christchurch Earthquake and before we headed across the Tasmanian Sea---Although I am a metric atheists, I now know what 15 meter waves can do-cause mal de mer: Motion sickness affected everyone, including a seasoned veteran sailor like myself.

New Zealand's Shattered cathedral is quake city's 'broken heart'
What a difference 48 Hours can make!

In my previous post,  I was comparing Norway's Western Fjords with New Zealand's South Island's and using this score keeping system-Norway 5 New Zealand 3.5 --No disrespect because 3.5 became a 6.5 magnitude earthquake. Weird how we missed the quake by hours, and more weird, is the picture I took exposing my heart.

 I certainly was one of the last American's to go into Christchurch's Cathedral before it shattered this  Kiwi Architectural Landmark.

Some better days...Roll Video

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The Calm Before The Storms

This was the scene before the Christchurch Earthquake and before we headed across the Tasmanian Sea---Although I am a metric atheists, I now know what 15 meter waves can do-cause mal de mer: Motion sickness affected everyone, including a seasoned veteran sailor like myself.

New Zealand's Shattered cathedral is quake city's 'broken heart'
What a difference 48 Hours can make!

In my previous post,  I was comparing Norway's Western Fjords with New Zealand's South Island's and using this score keeping system-Norway 5 New Zealand 3.5 --No disrespect because 3.5 became a 6.5 magnitude earthquake. Weird how we missed the quake by hours, and more weird, is the picture I took exposing my heart.

 I certainly was one of the last American's to go into Christchurch's Cathedral before it shattered this  Kiwi Architectural Landmark.

Some better days...Roll Video

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A View From the Not-So-Cheap Seats
Norway 5 New Zealand 3.5



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A View From the Not-So-Cheap Seats
Norway 5 New Zealand 3.5



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Rudyard Kipling once said Milford Sound is the eighth wonder of the world. I guess he hadn't visited Norway!
 A lot of people ask me if I were shipwrecked, and could only have one book, what would it be? I always say "How to Build a Boat". Traveling by sea sure is fun.


“Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.”
- Jean-Paul Sartre


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Rudyard Kipling once said Milford Sound is the eighth wonder of the world. I guess he hadn't visited Norway!
 A lot of people ask me if I were shipwrecked, and could only have one book, what would it be? I always say "How to Build a Boat". Traveling by sea sure is fun.


“Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.”
- Jean-Paul Sartre


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Claims for pyramid power have yet to reach the mystical pitch in Dunedin

The Pyramid Effect meets The Butterfly Effect

As a SNAG,a  sensitive  new-age guy (Similar to the Metrosexual, but more timid), I feel the Celtic soundtrack of Enya... Paint the Sky with Stars and Let The Orinoco Flow...here in New Zealand's South Island town of Dunedin (pronounced DO-NEED-EN); your source for everything Anglo, including today a little drizzle of rain and some London Fog.
 To be frank I can't tell you the difference between Celtic, Scottish , Irish or Magnetic North, and, even though I have been all over the British Isles, NZ reminds me of every place I have ever been and more some, because it is so diverse. It acts as a safe house for ex pats and patriotic misfits such s myself.


So with nothing to do, and all day to do it, I conducted my own myth busters --What better than to take an adult Time Out to study a bit of sacred geometry and, in honor of Hosnio Mubarik's demise, and the esoteric effects of Egyptian Pyramid Power. It is alleged that they possess supernatural powers, sharpen razor blades and unspoilt fruit, but one thing is for sure, it seems to be the symbol of perfection (Check one of your dollar bills)

I Am Taking Names

Holographic Universe model, Fractal patterns, the laws of synchronicity aside,The Butterfly Effect, and chaos theory---now that's a different story-The idea that on a global scale, even small events can have a ripple effect around the world, I get that--It is a way to understand that your life matters.


Can the small wings of a butterfly really affect the weather conditions of the environment, enough to create a tornado or to alter its path, not so sure, but where we live and who we live there with define the terms of our relationship to the world and to humanity.

I just bought some t shirts and souvenirs that say I ‘love’ New Zealand. Sure I care about the nice kiwi  people. It is altogether different to love an individual with a name, a street address, a shoe size. I'm taking names!



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Claims for pyramid power have yet to reach the mystical pitch in Dunedin

The Pyramid Effect meets The Butterfly Effect

As a SNAG,a  sensitive  new-age guy (Similar to the Metrosexual, but more timid), I feel the Celtic soundtrack of Enya... Paint the Sky with Stars and Let The Orinoco Flow...here in New Zealand's South Island town of Dunedin (pronounced DO-NEED-EN); your source for everything Anglo, including today a little drizzle of rain and some London Fog.
 To be frank I can't tell you the difference between Celtic, Scottish , Irish or Magnetic North, and, even though I have been all over the British Isles, NZ reminds me of every place I have ever been and more some, because it is so diverse. It acts as a safe house for ex pats and patriotic misfits such s myself.


So with nothing to do, and all day to do it, I conducted my own myth busters --What better than to take an adult Time Out to study a bit of sacred geometry and, in honor of Hosnio Mubarik's demise, and the esoteric effects of Egyptian Pyramid Power. It is alleged that they possess supernatural powers, sharpen razor blades and unspoilt fruit, but one thing is for sure, it seems to be the symbol of perfection (Check one of your dollar bills)

I Am Taking Names

Holographic Universe model, Fractal patterns, the laws of synchronicity aside,The Butterfly Effect, and chaos theory---now that's a different story-The idea that on a global scale, even small events can have a ripple effect around the world, I get that--It is a way to understand that your life matters.


Can the small wings of a butterfly really affect the weather conditions of the environment, enough to create a tornado or to alter its path, not so sure, but where we live and who we live there with define the terms of our relationship to the world and to humanity.

I just bought some t shirts and souvenirs that say I ‘love’ New Zealand. Sure I care about the nice kiwi  people. It is altogether different to love an individual with a name, a street address, a shoe size. I'm taking names!



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No Silence of The Lambs Today

There is no pine in pineapple and no ham in hamburger, but the English language is nothing as I "get to grips" with some basic Kiwi-ese. Going to the diary means going to the store, a dummy is a toilet,  lollies are sweets and sweet as  means excellent, as in these lamb chops  tonight are going to be sweet as.

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No Silence of The Lambs Today

There is no pine in pineapple and no ham in hamburger, but the English language is nothing as I "get to grips" with some basic Kiwi-ese. Going to the diary means going to the store, a dummy is a toilet,  lollies are sweets and sweet as  means excellent, as in these lamb chops  tonight are going to be sweet as.

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Is a healthy breakfast the best way to start your day or is eating it with these fjords in the background?


"There has never been a greater concentration of intellectual power here on board The Crystal Serenity since Ed Reif  dined alone."

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Is a healthy breakfast the best way to start your day or is eating it with these fjords in the background?


"There has never been a greater concentration of intellectual power here on board The Crystal Serenity since Ed Reif  dined alone."

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What would Jesus Do, drink coffee at Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts? How about visiting Christchurch today.

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What would Jesus Do, drink coffee at Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts? How about visiting Christchurch today.

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Rugby is a beastly game played by gentlemen; football is a gentleman's game played by beasts!
Football or Rugby?We have all seen a football game on TV, but not everyone has seen a rugby match, played mostly in Europe.

Ok, for the record, I have played both sports--- I broke my nose three times-- twice playing football, and once playing rugby..but with a little meatball surgery, some prop just snapped it back into place, and I carried on playing, unlike my football injuries, which knocked me out unconscious! Here I am in front of the upcoming  World Cup Rugby hosted by NZ, only 205 days to go...


Makes me think of that George Carlin skit--In Baseball, you wear a cap, in football you wear a helmet. In rugby, you don't wear any equipment.

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Rugby is a beastly game played by gentlemen; football is a gentleman's game played by beasts!
Football or Rugby?We have all seen a football game on TV, but not everyone has seen a rugby match, played mostly in Europe.

Ok, for the record, I have played both sports--- I broke my nose three times-- twice playing football, and once playing rugby..but with a little meatball surgery, some prop just snapped it back into place, and I carried on playing, unlike my football injuries, which knocked me out unconscious! Here I am in front of the upcoming  World Cup Rugby hosted by NZ, only 205 days to go...


Makes me think of that George Carlin skit--In Baseball, you wear a cap, in football you wear a helmet. In rugby, you don't wear any equipment.

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The Myth Continues


I didn't wake up this morning, I came to-realizing that I  "get to" go to work...This may not be the  4-Hour Work week of Timothy Ferriss, but one thing is for sure, any day in New Zealand, beats a day at the office.
There might be more cows  here--but I'm still counting sheep--and no way am I falling asleep doing it.


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The Myth Continues


I didn't wake up this morning, I came to-realizing that I  "get to" go to work...This may not be the  4-Hour Work week of Timothy Ferriss, but one thing is for sure, the harder I do work, the luckier I get.

There might be more cows than sheep here--I'm still counting--and no way am I falling asleep doing it.


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Only a "convienent" 24 hour flight away to Green and Clean!

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Only a "convienent" 24 hour flight away to Green and Clean!

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I'm 18 with 34 Years Experience Today

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