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Old Age, Creativity, nature

When New Life Springs from the Old

by David Wade Chambers

Olinda — Grandma Moses notwithstanding, much could be said about why creativity blossoms mainly in the young and then declines with age. To put it in several nutshells: increasing responsibilities at home and work, cultural expectations, stress, getting stuck in habits of mind, health patterns and . . . And then there’s the actual physical deterioration of body and mind, associated especially with old...

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nature, birds, indigenous

I'm so ashamed!

by David Wade Chambers

Olinda — Or at least I probably should be. This picture didn’t turn out well due to my untimely disruption of the courtship ritual of the reclusive Superb Lyrebird. Here I was with camera lens peering throug...

poem, Breath

Poems of Pure Breathing

by David Wade Chambers

Olinda — I desire poems of pure breathing: gusts of puppy play roses exuding their perfume silent gardens and mountain meadows breathing in and out chestnuts respiring oxygen in hazy light carbon dioxide ...

Today's Coffee

Coffee at The Piggery

by David Wade Chambers

Olinda — This morning we had our coffee al fresco at The Piggery in the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne. A very fine brew. The Piggery was one once, but now it’s left all that behind for a new upmarket life,...

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