Churning the grey matter…


…it’s been a good day today in every way: forecast rain never turned up, packing has been painless i.e. haven’t had to ransack the house for anything, and have been coming to grips with stringing words together into coherent chains and I re-establish contact with the world post my silent time…as always there was some stimulating new content on both The Strategist and the COIN Center blog…and I have been able to start catching up on all the ‘gunna’ things that I let slip over the last fortnight…

I’m not taking a laptop with me because it is just something else to lug around but I am very keen on using any down time over the next couple of weeks to scope out some papers for fleshing and completion on RTNZ – often it is quite stimulating to rely on the good old long hand drafting techniques to get the creative juices flowing and get ideas down in a logical manner – the whole backspace/delete edit thing sometimes makes me (I’m sure it’s only me) a lazy thinker so this is a chance to get back on track…

Feral is going to get a thumping soon – after being evicted from the bedroom last night after deciding to play mad cat on  1-30, he ferreted a golf ball off the top of the pool table where it had been hidden from the twins (who can’t or won’t tell the difference from a  golf ball and the foam ball in their indoor golf set for tinies) and bounced it up and down the wooden floor for 20 minutes…I’d come stomping down the stairs, he’d hide under the couch, I’d put the ball away, he’d find it again – or something similarly hard and not bouncy and away we’d go again – the temptation to let the big dogs in was mega…

Still no Feral for two weeks + I get to miss out of reruns of BSG Series 2 and 3 while Carmie works out where she got up to…

On the road no late than 0530 tomorrow – the journey begins…

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2 thoughts on “Churning the grey matter…

    • Cheers, Peter – bounced back nicely in the last couple of days and made the most of in-flight facilities – Singapore is definitely the way to fly!! Was just doing some last minute browsing in one of the plazas here and found a copy of MajGen Jim Molan’s book Running the war in Iraq for $8 which is a bit of a find. He is the Aussie 2 star who was the Chief of Ops in Iraq during Fallujah and a lot of people have recommended this as a bloody good read. I was fortunate to meet him in Pucka last year and he is a top bloke so am looking forward to the read.

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