A morning without coffee is like sleep.

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Coffee falls into the stomach … ideas begin to move, things remembered arrive at full gallop … the shafts of wit start up like sharp-shooters, similes arise, the paper is covered with ink. HONORE DE BALZAC.

FOTO – BLACK BEAR CAFE BELLINGEN

Teach your children to choose the right path, and when they are older, they will remain upon it. Proverbs 22:6

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If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.

Children are very nice observers, and they will often perceive your slightest defects—Fénelon

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JOHN ADAMS

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.

FOTO – SANDERS AND CARTERS IN THE 1950S WARRAGAMBA PICNIC

 

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Swedish. Youth goes in a flock, manhood in pairs, and old age alone.

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Proverbs 7:7 “And behold among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding.” Strong passion is characteristic of youth, and many think that yielding to these evidences manhood, but actually the opposite is true. Lack of discretion and self-control is characteristic of immaturity. Manhood is manifested by self-control and understanding of what is right and proper, and acting accordingly. If giving in to unrestrained lust evidences manhood, then most animals are manly, for they follow no rule but lust. Clearly then the giving in to lust without regard to the consequences is evidence of beastliness, not manhood.

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Love lives in cottages as well as in court. – English proverb

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If not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.

P. G. Wodehouse British (1881 – 1975)

FOTO – MORRIS STREET PADDINGTON BRISBANE 2007

 

Wisdom shouts in the street, She lifts her voice in the square.

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I wanted to remind people that the lowest types of humanity may have within them the capacity for supreme self-sacrifice. The dwarfed, misshapen beggar of the streets may have the noblest ideals. Lon Chaney

FOTO – GLASSEY GULLY RED HILL BRISBANE 2007

 

"McDonalds in Tokyo is a terrible revenge for Pearl Harbour." — S.I. Hayakawa

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I went to this restaurant last night that was set up like a big buffet in the shape of an Ouija board. You’d think about what kind of food you want, and the table would move across the floor to it. Steven Wright

FOTO – JAMIESON’S RESTAURANT TWEED HEADS WEST

The aching of a broken bone predicts rain.

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Walk on a RAINbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty.There is a way out of every dark mist, over a RAINbow trail.

Edward A. Navajo

FOTO – ANCHORAGE ISLANDS TWEED RIVER 2008

 

Life’s a river kid…ya gotta go where it takes you. Doug Rich

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Tu es mon compagnon de voyage!
Je veux mourir dans mon canot
Sur le tombeau, près du rivage,
Vous renverserez mon canot

When I must leave the great river
O bury me close to its wave
And let my canoe and my paddle
Be the only mark over my grave

From ‘Mon Canoe d’écorce’ (‘My Bark Canoe’) translated by Frank Oliver Call

 

FOTO – BRUNSWICK HEADS 2009

Virginity like bubble, one prick, all gone

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“When the bubbles of coffee collect in the centre of the cup, expect fair weather. When they adhere to the cup, forming a ring, expect rain. If the bubbles separate without assuming any fixed position, expect changing weather.”

FOTO – ARMIDALE 2007

 

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Russian. Whoever owns the river bank owns the fish.

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Itan: (Proverb): Ai see uhe ‘ni gualor Ewinwan.

English interpretation: You do not get to the lower end of an elephant still searching for the bug. In other words; you do not wash your face with spittle when you live by the river-bank.

 

FOTO – COWRA RIVERBANK 1960s LYNNE AND BRUCE SANDERS

 

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