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Southern African Safari, Large Raptors

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Featured image: A kettle of vultures both Lappett-faced and White-backed Vultures rising together on a thermal on a rural highway outside of Solitaire in the Namib-Naukluft Park. We saw kettles of vultures several times in the morning. The vultures need to gain height to begin the business of searching for dead animals.    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 February …

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Safari to Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls, Part 2

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Featured image: Spotted Hyena in Waterhole, Central Etosha National Park, Namibia, 6 October 2023    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 January 2024 This is the fourth article in a series on Southern Africa inspired by a birding trip to Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls with Rockjumper and two safaris to Chobe National Park in Botswana with Kalahari Tours and …

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Safari to Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls, Part 1

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Featured image: Lesser Flamingo, Walvis Bay, Namibia, 2 October 2023    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  11 December 2023 This is the third article in a series on Southern Africa inspired by a birding trip to Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls with Rockjumper and two safaris to Chobe National Park in Botswana with Kalahari Tours and Kruger National Park in …

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Welwitschia

In Travel, Africa, Namibia, The rest by tony6 Comments

Featured image: Intrepid Welwitschia Hunters in the Namib Desert, Namibia, 1 October 2023    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  24 November 2023 This is the second article in a series on Southern Africa inspired by a birding trip to Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls with Rockjumper and two safaris to Chobe National Park in Botswana with Kalahari Tours and Kruger …

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Street Food Bangkok 2023

In Travel, Food, Thailand by tony4 Comments

Featured Image: Buying a Take-Away Dinner at a Street Stall    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  23 June 2023 This is the  second article on street food. Street Food in Bangkok is the companion article to Street Food in Chiang Mai. Another article on Bangkok is about the Klong Saen Saep Transport System. The article on street food in Chiang Mai …

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Street Food Chiang Mai 2023

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Featured Image: Cowboy Hat Lady, Chang Phuak Market    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  5 May 2023 Street Food in Chiang Mai is the companion article to Street Food in Bangkok. Another article on Bangkok is about the Klong Saen Saep Transport System. Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 …

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Food in Chiang Mai 7: 2023 Update

In Travel, Food, Thailand by tony8 Comments

Featured Image: The 46th Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2023, Parade Float    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  8 March 2023 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  8 March 2023 Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Vieng Chane, 3 Khao Soy, 4 French & Italian Restaurants, 5 Airport Plaza, 6 …

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Klong Saen Saep Transport Bangkok

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Featured Image: Klong Saen Saep Express Boat Approaching the Pier Slowly Near Jim Thompson House Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  9 January 2023 I’ve travelled extensively in Thailand since 1991. Thai culture is wonderful and the people in the main are kind and fascinating. I have written so far mainly about Chiang Mai and its food. It is time now …

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Angkor Guide 2023

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Featured Image: Entrance to The Bayon, Buddhist Temple, Angkor Thom Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 December 2022 Angkor Guide 2023 Introduction We are thinking of going to Siem Reap and Angkor in Cambodia again as part of a trip to Thailand in January 2023. We went there for the first time ten years ago in 2013. Over the years, …

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Passu Paradise, Pakistan: Our Trip 6

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Featured Image: Corner on the KKH with the Passu Glacier in the background, Passu, Pakistan 1995 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 June 2022 This is the seventh article in travelling the Karakorum Highway series. The others are: 1 The Karakorum Highway (KKH), 2 The Lower Karakorum Highway, 3 Besham to Gilgit, the Terrain, 4 Extreme Polo in Gilgit, 5 The Hunza Valley, 6 Rain …

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Rain, Danger in Sust, Pakistan: Our Trip 5

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Featured Image: Magnificent Glacier Riven Mustagh Ata, 7546m, between Tashkurgan and Kashgar, China, 1995 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 May 2022 This is the sixth article in travelling the Karakorum Highway series. The others are: 1 The Karakorum Highway (KKH), 2 The Lower Karakorum Highway, 3 Besham to Gilgit, the Terrain, 4 Extreme Polo in Gilgit, 5 The Hunza Valley, 7 Passu Paradise. The …

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Postcard from McLaren Vale

In Travel, Australia, Food by tony2 Comments

Featured Image: McLaren Vale Vineyards Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 April 2022 My postcard series is idiosyncratic. The postcards are short descriptions of travel and places, but there is no theme or rhyme or reason. They are short snippets about things that you might not have heard about or experienced otherwise. The series so far are: 1 Boudhanath Stupa, …

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Clive Purcell WWI Soldier

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Featured Image: Frank Hurley, Infantry Marching in Single File to the Front Line, Western Front 1917, State Library NSW Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 1 March 2022 Also see the article about Clive’s sister Annie Purcell WWI nurse. Clive Purcell WWI Soldier, Gallipoli and France/Flanders, 1915-1919 Main Points What was the Australian Infantry Force (AIF) in World War I (WWI)? …

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Annie Purcell WWI Nurse

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Featured Image: Clive and Annie Purcell, Studio Portrait, Sandhill Camp, England, June 1918 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 2 February 2022 Also see the article about Annie’s brother Clive Purcell WWI soldier. Auntie Nam,  Annie Watkins Bennett Vize Purcell, WWI Nurse (1887-1941) Introduction My mother called her Auntie Nam. She liked and admired her greatly. She was the sister of …

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Street Food Bangkok 2023

In Travel, Food, Thailand by tony4 Comments

Featured Image: Buying a Take-Away Dinner at a Street Stall    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  23 June 2023 This is the  second article on street food. Street Food in Bangkok is the companion article to Street Food in Chiang Mai. Another article on Bangkok is about the Klong Saen Saep Transport System. The article on street food in Chiang Mai …

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Street Food Chiang Mai 2023

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Featured Image: Cowboy Hat Lady, Chang Phuak Market    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  5 May 2023 Street Food in Chiang Mai is the companion article to Street Food in Bangkok. Another article on Bangkok is about the Klong Saen Saep Transport System. Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 …

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Food in Chiang Mai 7: 2023 Update

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Featured Image: The 46th Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2023, Parade Float    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  8 March 2023 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  8 March 2023 Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Vieng Chane, 3 Khao Soy, 4 French & Italian Restaurants, 5 Airport Plaza, 6 …

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Postcard from McLaren Vale

In Travel, Australia, Food by tony2 Comments

Featured Image: McLaren Vale Vineyards Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 April 2022 My postcard series is idiosyncratic. The postcards are short descriptions of travel and places, but there is no theme or rhyme or reason. They are short snippets about things that you might not have heard about or experienced otherwise. The series so far are: 1 Boudhanath Stupa, …

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AA Gill & British Pubs

In Food, Books, UK by tony3 Comments

Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 December 2020 AA Gill & British Pubs AA Gill & Jeffrey Steingarten Two wonderful food writers are the late AA Gill, UK and Jeffrey Steingarten, USA. Both have a unique voice and have brought something special to ‘foodie’ writing. Both writers have created a persona, which whilst probably not true adds something immeasurable to …

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International Peasant Foods

In Travel, Amazonia, Argentina, Food, Bolivia, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Peru, USA by tony3 Comments

Featured Image: Poor Indian Girls by Train, Altiplano Peru 1974 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  30 March 2020 I’m no longer young. When you are young late teens, 20s, if you are interested in food, you begin to experiment with taste and variety beyond what you have experienced before. You experience new food sensations. This is very rare with me …

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Winnipeg Center of the Food Universe

In Travel, Food, Canada by tony2 Comments

Featured Image: Front of La Vielle Gare Menu Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  21 February 2020  I’m no longer young. When you are young late teens, 20s, if you are interested in food, you begin to experiment with taste and variety beyond what you have experienced before. You experience new food sensations. This is very rare with me later in …

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The Humble Percent & Food Labels

In Australia, Food, The rest by tony2 Comments

   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  24 November 2017 The Humble Percentage and Food Labels Introduction Percent or (percentage) used to be spelled per cent (and sometimes still is). It comes from the latin per centum meaning by the hundred. What percent means is changing any list of numbers that add up to an irregular total into a modified list that …

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Food in Chiang Mai 6: 2017 Update

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Featured update image: Mueang Mai Wholesale Market, March 2017    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 May 2017 Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Vieng Chane, 3 Khao Soy, 4 French & Italian Restaurants, 5 Airport Plaza, 6 Update 2017, 7 Update 2023, 8 Street Food. Another article is …

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Food writing 3: More Articles I liked from Choice Cuts

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  7 October 2016 Food writing 3: More Articles I liked from Choice Cuts by Mark Kurlansky This is the last of three articles on Choice Cuts by Mark Kurlansky. The reason I am analysing this anthology of food is because of my own and probably almost everyone’s general ignorance of food writers through the ages. …

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Food writing 2: Articles I liked from Choice Cuts

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     Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  11 September 2016 Food writing 2: Articles I liked from Choice Cuts by Mark Kurlansky This is the second of three articles on Choice Cuts by Mark Kurlansky. The reason I am analysing this anthology of food is because of my own and probably almost everyone’s general ignorance of food writers through the ages. …

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Food Writing 1: Mark Kurlansky, Choice Cuts

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     Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 September 2016 Food Writing 1: Choice Cuts by Mark Kurlansky, a look at food writing across history (2002/2004) This is the first of three articles on Choice Cuts by Mark Kurlansky. The reason I am analysing this anthology of food is because of my own and probably almost everyone’s general ignorance of food …

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Food in Chiang Mai 5: Airport Plaza

In Travel, Food, Thailand by tony5 Comments

Featured Image: Airport Plaza, entry to Kad Luang Food Hall, pre-prepared meats to take home   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 9 April 2016 Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Vieng Chane, 3 Khao Soy, 4 French & Italian Restaurants, 5 Airport Plaza, 6 Update 2017, 7 Update 2023, …

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British Food — an appraisal of the middle

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    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony  May 2015    Trip to the UK 16 July to 16 September 2014    In Britain or in far-flung outposts around the world in what either used to be the British Empire or in countries influenced by Britain, one meets the British. And when the conversation turns to food, the Brits inevitably bore you about how …

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Clarice Beckett Painter, 1887-1935

In Travel, Australia, Art by tony4 Comments

Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 June 2021 Clarice Beckett Australian Painter, 1887-1935 rediscovered in 1971 Introduction We are house-sitting in McLaren Vale in South Australia for three-and-a-half weeks. I have covered house-sitting before in Germany and England in earlier articles. House-sitting is a great alternative to tourism because it takes you to wonderful places that you probably wouldn’t go …

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Life Fragments

In Australia, Travel, Art by tony7 Comments

Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 January 2021 Articles on my own art and exhibitions are as follows: 1 Use By 2002: my first exhibition, 2 Transit 2002: my first solo exhibition, 3 Art Collector Magazine 2003, 4 Artists Exchange Print Portfolios 2003 & 2005, 5 Tag 2005: a major solo exhibition, 6 Tag II 2007: solo exhibition, 7 Moral …

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Pandemic Art Update

In Australia, Art by tony4 Comments

Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 September 2020 Articles on my own art and exhibitions are as follows: 1 Use By 2002: my first exhibition, 2 Transit 2002: my first solo exhibition, 3 Art Collector Magazine 2003, 4 Artists Exchange Print Portfolios 2003 & 2005, 5 Tag 2005: a major solo exhibition, 6 Tag II 2007: solo exhibition, 7 Moral …

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Johannes Vermeer Paintings

In Travel, Art, The Netherlands by tony2 Comments

Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  13 April 2020  Johannes Vermeer Paintings (1632-1675) Personal Background In my last article International Peasant Foods, I spoke of a trip from Canada down through Mexico and South America, which included two-and-a half weeks in New York. From this article and the one on Winnipeg food you may have gathered that I was a conventional …

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Linocut 101 for Artists

In Art by tony2 Comments

­­    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 January 2019 Articles on my own art and exhibitions are as follows: 1 Use By 2002: my first exhibition, 2 Transit 2002: my first solo exhibition, 3 Art Collector Magazine 2003, 4 Artists Exchange Print Portfolios 2003 & 2005, 5 Tag 2005: a major solo exhibition, 6 Tag II 2007: solo exhibition, …

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Moral Ambiguities 2011: A Major Solo Exhibition

In Australia, Art by tony2 Comments

   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 June 2017 Moral Ambiguities, A Major Solo Exhibition Articles on my own art and exhibitions are as follows: 1 Use By 2002: my first exhibition, 2 Transit 2002: my first solo exhibition, 3 Art Collector Magazine 2003, 4 Artists Exchange Print Portfolios 2003 & 2005, 5 Tag 2005: a major solo exhibition, 6 …

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Bosch 500th Centenary Exhibition, The Prado 2016

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 November 2016  The two 500th year Bosch Exhibitions in the Netherlands and Spain Hieronymus Bosch: Visions of Genius, Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch, Netherlands from 13 February to 8 May 2016. Bosch: The 5th Centenary Exhibition, Museo del Prado, Madrid from 31 May to 11 September 2016. Introduction, controversy and a little spite We’ve got to take …

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Tag II 2007: Solo Exhibition

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Featured Image: Detail from Hidden worlds #3, Harmony & Discord, October 2003, Digital Lambda Print, 23×23 cm    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  21 August 2016 Articles on my own art and exhibitions are as follows: 1 Use By 2002: my first exhibition, 2 Transit 2002: my first solo exhibition, 3 Art Collector Magazine 2003, 4 Artists Exchange Print Portfolios 2003 & …

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Tag 2005: A Major Solo Exhibition

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Featured image: The Old Red Tag Series #1 & #3, 119 x 84 cm    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  7 May 2016  Tag 2005: A Major Solo Exhibition Articles on my own art and exhibitions are as follows: 1 Use By 2002: my first exhibition, 2 Transit 2002: my first solo exhibition, 3 Art Collector Magazine 2003, 4 Artists Exchange Print …

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The Colour of India

In Travel, Art, India by tony6 Comments

Featured image Lambadi Woman, Gramya 2005 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 23 March 2016 The Colour of India Introduction Having just visited India in February/March 2016. I’m inspired again by the wonders of India, even though the NGOs I’m aware of despair at the the excesses of the current central government. In mid-2010 the South Coast Pastel Society (New South Wales, …

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Artists Exchange Portfolios 2003 & 2005

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  6 March 2016 Articles on my own art and exhibitions are as follows: 1 Use By 2002: my first exhibition, 2 Transit 2002: my first solo exhibition, 3 Art Collector Magazine 2003, 4 Artists Exchange Print Portfolios 2003 & 2005, 5 Tag 2005: a major solo exhibition, 6 Tag II 2007: solo exhibition, 7 Moral …

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Art Collector 2003

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  15 February 2016 Articles on my own art and exhibitions are as follows: 1 Use By 2002: my first exhibition, 2 Transit 2002: my first solo exhibition, 3 Art Collector Magazine 2003, 4 Artists Exchange Print Portfolios 2003 & 2005, 5 Tag 2005: a major solo exhibition, 6 Tag II 2007: solo exhibition, 7 Moral …

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What is History 3: The Medieval Mind

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Featured image: The Medieval Mind, Bode Museum, Berlin 2014    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 1 February 2016 My what is history series somewhat naively perhaps looks at history from the broad perspective of what processes an intelligent naked ape might go through to develop civilisation. From that perspective the study of human history should also consider the external forces, including geography, …

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Transit 2002: My First Solo Exhibition

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Featured image: Transit Invitation, September 2002    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 8 January 2015 Articles on my own art and exhibitions are as follows: 1 Use By 2002: my first exhibition, 2 Transit 2002: my first solo exhibition, 3 Art Collector Magazine 2003, 4 Artists Exchange Print Portfolios 2003 & 2005, 5 Tag 2005: a major solo exhibition, 6 Tag …

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Use By 2002: My First Art Exhibition

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Featured image: Use By Invitation, 2002    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  6 October 2015 Articles on my own art and exhibitions are as follows: 1 Use By 2002: my first exhibition, 2 Transit 2002: my first solo exhibition, 3 Art Collector Magazine 2003, 4 Artists Exchange Print Portfolios 2003 & 2005, 5 Tag 2005: a major solo exhibition, 6 Tag …

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Hunza Valley, Pakistan: Our Trip 4

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Featured Image: Lady Finger or Bublimating (6000 metres) and Hunza Peak (6270 m) above Karimabad, Hunza Valley, Pakistan. Ultar Peak (7388 m), Bojahagur Duanasir II (7329 m) are within 5 km. Rakaposhi (7788 m) and Diran Peak (7266 m) although around 27 kilometres away dominate the horizon across the river and the Karakorum Highway, KKH, May 1995. Breadtag Sagas ©: …

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AA Gill & British Pubs

In Food, Books, UK by tony3 Comments

Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 December 2020 AA Gill & British Pubs AA Gill & Jeffrey Steingarten Two wonderful food writers are the late AA Gill, UK and Jeffrey Steingarten, USA. Both have a unique voice and have brought something special to ‘foodie’ writing. Both writers have created a persona, which whilst probably not true adds something immeasurable to …

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E M Foner Union Station Series 1: Overview & KDP

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 October 2020 EM Foner Union Station Series & Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Preamble EM Foner Union Station does not fit my normal Classic SciFi inclination. As you would know from my Classic SciFi series, ten to date, I am a fan of old-fashioned classic science fiction and also would like to remind or introduce …

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What is History 11: World Economic History

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 4 May 2020 My what is history series somewhat naively perhaps looks at history from the broad perspective of what processes an intelligent naked ape might go through to develop civilisation. From that perspective the study of human history should also consider the external forces, including geography, environment, disease and natural disasters that have shaped …

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What is History 10: Polynesia a Natural Experiment of History

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  23 January 2020  My what is history series somewhat naively perhaps looks at history from the broad perspective of what processes an intelligent naked ape might go through to develop civilisation. From that perspective the study of human history should also consider the external forces, including geography, environment, disease and natural disasters that have shaped …

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Richard Evans Schultes & Rubber

In Travel, Amazonia, Books, The rest by tony6 Comments

Featured: Wade Davis The Lost Amazon: The Photographic Journey of Richard Evans Schultes, 2004. Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 September 2019 Richard Evans Schultes & Rubber Introduction I met a young Swiss man about thirty in Pakistan in 1995. I’ll call him Marc. We shared a jeep with he and his girlfriend up the Kaghan Valley through the snow. …

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Wolves, Bears, Yellowstone

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Featured Image: Elk, Yellowstone National Park  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  11 July 2019 Some random reading, quotations and thoughts on wolves, bears and wildlife in Yellowstone National Park and the Western USA Introduction to Yellowstone National Park We embarked on a tour of Western USA National Parks. Something I had wanted to do for years. We departed from Bozeman, …

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What is History 9: Jared Diamond Guns, Germs & Steel Overview

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 December 2018 What is History 9: Guns, Germs & Steel by Jared Diamond, 1997: Overview & Critique My what is history series somewhat naively perhaps looks at history from the broad perspective of what processes an intelligent naked ape might go through to develop civilisation. From that perspective the study of human history …

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What is history 8: EH Carr History as Progress

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 July 2018 My what is history series somewhat naively perhaps looks at history from the broad perspective of what processes an intelligent naked ape might go through to develop civilisation. From that perspective the study of human history should also consider the external forces, including geography, environment, disease and natural disasters that have …

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One Sentence

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Featured image: Keira Knightley, Anna Karenina, UK Film 2012    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 June 2018  One Sentence: a story about great sentences and great first sentences This article on one sentence may veer in an entirely different direction, or not! I don’t always want to be predictable. Journalists and newspapers often write articles on the first lines …

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What is history 7: EH Carr Causation in history

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 May 2018 My what is history series somewhat naively perhaps looks at history from the broad perspective of what processes an intelligent naked ape might go through to develop civilisation. From that perspective the study of human history should also consider the external forces, including geography, environment, disease and natural disasters that have …

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The Second Coming WB Yeats

In Books, The rest, Ireland by tony1 Comment

Featured Image: WB Yeats, Poetry Foundation from Chicago History Museum    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 February 2018 The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats — a muse on literature Prologue Cast a cold Eye On Life, on Death. Horseman, pass by! Epitaph on Yeats grave, Drumcliff, County Sligo When I was living in Derry, I stopped at Yeats’ grave …

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What is History 6: Religion

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 October 2017 My what is history series somewhat naively perhaps looks at history from the broad perspective of what processes an intelligent naked ape might go through to develop civilisation. From that perspective the study of human history should also consider the external forces, including geography, environment, disease and natural disasters that have shaped …

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Classic SciFi 10: Arkady & Boris Strugatsky, Roadside Picnic

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  8 September 2017 As with my Detective & Crime Series, I began Classic Sci Fi with great ambition. I haven’t got to all of the Classic Scifi that I wanted to write about but I am pleased with what I have achieved. Inspired by the Neglected Books Page, I have resurrected some neglected or …

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Welwitschia

In Travel, Africa, Namibia, The rest by tony6 Comments

Featured image: Intrepid Welwitschia Hunters in the Namib Desert, Namibia, 1 October 2023    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  24 November 2023 This is the second article in a series on Southern Africa inspired by a birding trip to Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls with Rockjumper and two safaris to Chobe National Park in Botswana with Kalahari Tours and Kruger …

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What is History 13: World History and Big History

In The rest by tony2 Comments

   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  11 September 2023 My what is history series somewhat naively perhaps looks at history from the broad perspective of what processes an intelligent naked ape might go through to develop civilisation. From that perspective the study of human history should also consider the external forces, including geography, environment, disease and natural disasters that have …

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What is History 12: References from Jared Diamond, Guns Germs and Steel

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  14 August 2023 My what is history series somewhat naively perhaps looks at history from the broad perspective of what processes an intelligent naked ape might go through to develop civilisation. From that perspective the study of human history should also consider the external forces, including geography, environment, disease and natural disasters that have …

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Organisational Thermometer

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Featured Image: Jock Macneish My Elbow Room    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  28 March 2023 Several things coming together at once prompted me to think about Fred Emery’s ideas and my involvement in them from 1979 to the end of the 1990s. First was involvement in doing politics differently and getting an independent senator David Pocock elected into the …

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Cathy McGowan Lessons in Activism

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  5 November 2022 Lessons in Activism by Cathy McGowan Notes for Activists from Cathy McGowan, Cathy Goes To Canberra, 2020 Cathy Goes To Canberra is a gem of a book and I’d encourage you to buy it and read it. But, for those who want to put doing politics differently into action, hopefully this summary …

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McQuitty Causal Path Statistics

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 September 2022 Several things coming together at once prompted me to think about Fred Emery’s ideas and my involvement in them from 1979 to the end of the 1990s. First was involvement in doing politics differently and getting an independent senator David Pocock elected into the Australian parliament. After the election, I thought search-based …

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The Search Conference Fred Emery

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Featured Image: Merrelyn Emery Ed. Searching: for new directions, in new ways for new times, Centre for Continuing Education, Australian National University 1976. Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 August 2022 Several things coming together at once prompted me to think about Fred Emery’s ideas and my involvement in them from 1979 to the end of the 1990s. First was …

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Annotated Emery and Trist Causal Texture Paper

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Featured Image: FE Emery Ed. Systems Thinking, Vol 1 Penguin, 1981. Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  12 July 2022 Several things coming together at once prompted me to think about Fred Emery’s ideas and my involvement in them from 1979 to the end of the 1990s. First was involvement in doing politics differently and getting an independent senator David Pocock …

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Clive Purcell WWI Soldier

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Featured Image: Frank Hurley, Infantry Marching in Single File to the Front Line, Western Front 1917, State Library NSW Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 1 March 2022 Also see the article about Clive’s sister Annie Purcell WWI nurse. Clive Purcell WWI Soldier, Gallipoli and France/Flanders, 1915-1919 Main Points What was the Australian Infantry Force (AIF) in World War I (WWI)? …

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Annie Purcell WWI Nurse

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Featured Image: Clive and Annie Purcell, Studio Portrait, Sandhill Camp, England, June 1918 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 2 February 2022 Also see the article about Annie’s brother Clive Purcell WWI soldier. Auntie Nam,  Annie Watkins Bennett Vize Purcell, WWI Nurse (1887-1941) Introduction My mother called her Auntie Nam. She liked and admired her greatly. She was the sister of …

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Investing in Shares 101: My Experience 2

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Dr Tony Stewart is a scientist and analyst by training. He has run a strategic market research business and has an extensive background in statistical analysis. At the beginning of his investment career, he read widely and undertook courses on investing run by the Securities Institute of Australia. He has invested in the Australian stock market for thirty years. Breadtag …

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Investing in Shares 101: My Experience 1

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Dr Tony Stewart is a scientist and analyst by training. He has run a strategic market research business and has an extensive background in statistical analysis. At the beginning of his investment career, he read widely and undertook courses on investing run by the Securities Institute of Australia. He has invested in the Australian stock market for thirty years. Breadtag …

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Investing in Shares 101: 2 Value Investing

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Dr Tony Stewart is a scientist and analyst by training. He has run a strategic market research business and has an extensive background in statistical analysis. At the beginning of his investment career, he read widely and undertook courses on investing run by the Securities Institute of Australia. He has invested in the Australian stock market for thirty years. Breadtag …

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