The good things

The Old Boy, the Wonder Dog and I spent two weeks in a cabin on the edge of a forest. (Sounds like the start of a fairy tale, right?) Every morning we’d put out the crumbs and then sat back to watch the customers rush in: blue wrens and red-eye finches, blackbirds, and one little bush rat. Rex had to content himself with running back and forth in front of the window and growling menacingly. The hungry hordes couldn’t have cared less. In the forest and surrounding hills we saw wallabies, echidnas and one kangaroo. There were bucket-loads of cockatoos, crimson parrots, rosellas, lorikeets, kookaburras, little hawks and we even saw three wedge-tailed eagles. Now I’m back, sitting at my desk, telling myself I should get busy. In the last few weeks a...

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