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About Phil46

70 years old. Live in small country town called Warren in NSW Australia. Still teaching at local school on a casual basis. (Or so it was supposed to be) Live on a 10 acre property situated on the Gunninbah Creek. Five grandkids (three in Sydney, two in Dubbo). Lovely wife of forty six years. Don't play Golf.

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Haikus from a Child

The old fluffy dog Flops upon the ground sadly He is nearing death.     The old lifeless dog Has nothing at all to do But wait for dinner.     The playful kitten Paws joyfully at the couch Her … Continue reading

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George and Arnie

“Bugger the steps,” growled the old man as he paused halfway to the entrance of the stately building. “Never had to go through all this to do my banking back home.” Leaning on his sturdy mahogany walking stick, George Andrews … Continue reading

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Different Situations

  Lesson 6 Optional Exercise Line taken from story “Blue Skies, Red Dust”   “I want you to listen to me..just let me speak. I’ve got things that must be said.” “Right now, there is smoke billowing out of your … Continue reading

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  Maybe the “Eskimo” solution to the problem of growing old could be deemed to be a bit harsh. When Grandma was past her use-by date, her family patted her on the head and bid her a fond farewell and … Continue reading

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If Only Episode 4

If only Billy Gobert hadn’t kicked old Mrs Hazelwood in the shin on the very first occasion of their meeting, then things might have turned out differently that day. Billy had not been overly excited about having to leave the … Continue reading

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Beetle Juice

   Should one be tempted to walk outside into one of Warren’s beautiful starry nights it is easy to find the well-known pattern of “The Saucepan.” The stars of the Saucepan make up the belt and sword for Orion the … Continue reading

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Birds

Birds I watched a duck the other day Just pecking round the yard It looked for and then plucked up All the things of fit regard I saw the duck was not relaxed Its eyes were ever roving In case … Continue reading

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Best Man Billy Episode 3 Across the street and two doors down from Billy, lived Freddie Lattice. Freddie lived with his widowed mother in a tiny and dilapidated weatherboard cottage that was cowering behind the randomly spread pickets of a … Continue reading

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Seven Haiku

Seven Haiku, each about a fairy story. Lesson 2 (Five, seven, five syllables) Three Little Pigs Building inspector Failure of due diligence Thank God for the bricks. Tortoise and Hare All bets have been placed Lumbering reptile defeats The slumbering … Continue reading

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