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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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Investing in Shares 101: 1 Basics

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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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The Last Five Years: Global Threats 2021

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Featured Photo: Five hundred homes were lost in Canberra in 2003; the whole coastal and near inland of south-eastern Australia was aflame in 2019/2020. Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 March 2021 This is the companion to Killing Osama bin Laden, Update 2021 which covered global politics over the last five years. The update was for three articles on the …

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Killing Osama bin Laden, Update 2021

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Featured Photo: Pete Souza, Official White House Photographer, 4.06 pm EST, 1 May 2011, Situation room for bin Laden raid Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 February 2021 The Killing of Osama bin Laden, Update 2021 In July to September 2015, I wrote three articles on The Last Days of Osama bin Laden. These were: 1 Abbottabad, 28 July 2015; …

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The Coal Curse Judith Brett

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 November 2020 The Coal Curse Judith Brett, June 2020 Judith Brett The Coal Curse: Resources, climate & Australia’s future, Quarterly Essay 78, 2020. The Coal Curse is the following Quarterly Essay to Cry Me a River by Margaret Simons which I used to give a 2020 update to my essay on the Murray-Darling Catastrophe. …

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Murray-Darling Basin Update 2020

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  3 August 2020 Murray-Darling Basin Update 2020: Cry Me a River by Margaret Simons Introduction Since I wrote my article The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe, which has attracted attention and good feedback, the problems with the Murray-Darling have become even more prominent. Other articles on the malaise impacting Australia are The Coal Curse Judith Brett and the …

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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

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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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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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Extreme Polo in Gilgit Pakistan: Our Trip 3

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Featured Image: Shandur Pass Polo Festival, photo by Shipton Trekking, the polo ground is at 12,300 feet (3800 metres) and the mountains rise up to 8,000 feet higher Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 2 August 2021 This is the fourth article on our trip up and down the KKH. The others are 1 The Karakorum Highway (KKH), 2 The Lower …

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Besham to Gilgit the KKH Terrain: Our Trip 2

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Featured Image: Indus Valley from Alai Road Looking Towards Besham Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 July 2021 This is the third article on our trip up and down the KKH. The others are 1 The Karakorum Highway (KKH), 2 The Lower Karakorum Highway, 4 Extreme Polo in Gilgit, 5 The Hunza Valley, 6 Rain Danger, Sust. 7 Passu Paradise. The Kashgar …

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Clarice Beckett Painter, 1887-1935

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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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The Karakorum Highway KKH

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Featured Image: Nanga Parbat, the ‘Killer Mountain’ 8126 metres, from Fairy Meadow, 1995 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 April 2021 This is the first article in travelling the Karakorum Highway series. The others are: 2 The Lower Karakorum Highway, 3 Besham to Gilgit, the Terrain, 4 Extreme Polo in Gilgit, 5 The Hunza Valley, 6 Rain, Danger Sust, 7 Passu …

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The Last Five Years: Global Threats 2021

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Featured Photo: Five hundred homes were lost in Canberra in 2003; the whole coastal and near inland of south-eastern Australia was aflame in 2019/2020. Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 March 2021 This is the companion to Killing Osama bin Laden, Update 2021 which covered global politics over the last five years. The update was for three articles on the …

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Killing Osama bin Laden, Update 2021

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Featured Photo: Pete Souza, Official White House Photographer, 4.06 pm EST, 1 May 2011, Situation room for bin Laden raid Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 February 2021 The Killing of Osama bin Laden, Update 2021 In July to September 2015, I wrote three articles on The Last Days of Osama bin Laden. These were: 1 Abbottabad, 28 July 2015; …

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Life Fragments

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 January 2021 Life Fragments I A work by Tony Stewart in September 2002. Introduction One of the pluses and minuses of making photomedia artworks on the computer — as well as not enough time in the fresh air — is that it is possible to make very large works that will sit in cyberspace …

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Hummingbirds

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Featured Image: The Zion Canyon camping area at Watchman on the Virgin River where hummingbirds flew over the river Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 July 2020 Hummingbirds Preamble The featured image shows just how adaptable specialist hummingbirds who migrate to North America are and have to be in the habitats they migrate through and to. Hummingbirds are feisty and …

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Clarice Beckett Painter, 1887-1935

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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

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 January 2021 Life Fragments I A work by Tony Stewart in September 2002. Introduction One of the pluses and minuses of making photomedia artworks on the computer — as well as not enough time in the fresh air — is that it is possible to make very large works that will sit in cyberspace …

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Pandemic Art Update

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 September 2020 Pandemic Art Update 2020 — work in progress Preamble I don’t know how many artists consider the process of their art and their art practice and how many never reflect upon it. When I was involved in science (biology), I was very interested in the process of how science works. Indeed, I …

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Johannes Vermeer Paintings

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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

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­­    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 January 2019 Linocut 101 for Artists — A Practical Introductory Guide Preamble My art practice was languishing, partly I think because the three quasi-religious works in the Moral Ambiguities exhibition in 2011 (which I had been working on for some time) and even the generic protest posters were an end point of …

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Moral Ambiguities 2011: A Major Solo Exhibition

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 June 2017 Moral Ambiguities, A Major Solo Exhibition Moral Ambiguities Tony Stewart Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre, Canberra, 27 October — 13 November, 2011 Introduction Moral Ambiguities in 2011 was a major exhibition because it was a compilation of artworks that had been tentatively shown elsewhere in smaller size. It was the …

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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 Tag II February 2007: A Solo Exhibition at X Gallery, Bungendore   Tag II Tony Stewart X Gallery, 32 Gibraltar Street, Bungendore NSW, 22 February to 22 April, 2007 Introduction On suggestions by friends and mentors, I decided to …

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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 Tag Tony Stewart Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre, Canberra 1-19 September 2005 Tag n. a label providing identification or giving other information Meta Tag n. a hidden label intended to lure a search engine Introduction Following …

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The Colour of India

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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 Artists Exchange Portfolios ’23’ 2003 and ’33’ 2005 One exciting consequence of the Australian Art Collector 2003 article was an invitation by Rona Green to participate in an Artists Exchange Portfolio. An odd coincidence, Charles Darwin University who were gifted the 33 Portfolio (below) in 2007, contacted me as I was writing this and …

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Art Collector 2003

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  15 February 2016 Undiscovered Artists, rising stars Australian Art Collector Issue 24, April to June 2003 Introduction Launched in 1997 Art Collector (previously Australian Art Collector) has positioned itself as the must read for art collectors in Australia, a far more commercial aspiration than, for example ARTAND Australia. Art Collector is best known for its …

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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 Introduction Transit came about because in applying for Use By, I also ended up with a spot in Canberra Contemporary Art Space’s facility in Manuka later in the year. This put me under pressure but also forced me to expand on the ideas generated by Use …

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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 Accidental artist We came back to Canberra from Brisbane in April 2000. My job in Brisbane had come to an end and I was in no hurry to work. I began looking for an icon that represented the late twentieth century and part of my lifetime. …

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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

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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

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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

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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 Classic SciFi 10: Arkady & Boris Strugatsky, Roadside Picnic 1977 Preamble Vladimir Putin is sometimes treated as a bit of a joke in the West. This is a dangerous delusion, Putin has resurrected the oligarchy of the old Soviet Union. The uncontrolled Mafia and free market millionaires are gone. The Kremlin …

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Postcard from McLaren Vale

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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

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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

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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

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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

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   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: Muang Mai Wholesale Market, March 2017    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 May 2017 Food in Chiang Mai 6: 2017 Update 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 2017 Update. Denise …

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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 Writing about food some fine writers and articles Introduction In Food writing 1, I analysed Mark Kurlansky’s anthology Choice Cuts: A Savory Selection of Food Writing from Around the World and Throughout History, 2002. The book contains 234 articles, which covers …

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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 Writing about food some fine writers and articles Introduction In Food writing 1, I analysed Mark Kurlansky’s anthology Choice Cuts: A Savory Selection of Food Writing from Around the World and Throughout History, 2002. The book contains 234 articles, which covers …

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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 Writing about food an introductory excursion Introduction I am a fan of Mark Kurlansky’s writing. I loved Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World, 1997 and The Basque History of the World (1999). Although …

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Food in Chiang Mai 5: Airport Plaza

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Featured Image: Airport Plaza, entry to Kad Luang Food Hall, pre-prepared meats to take home   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 9 April 2016 Food in Chiang Mai 5: Airport Plaza with some side notes on Bangkok Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Vieng Chane, 3 Khao Soy, …

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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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Food in Chiang Mai 3: Khao Soy

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    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, January 2013, updated March 2016 Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Viang Chane, 3 Khao Soy, 4 French & Italian Restaurants, 5 Airport Plaza, 6 2017 Update. Chiang Mai is the second city of Thailand but it is a small city …

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In praise of Indian mangoes

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Featured photo: Movie poster at Jubilee Hills Check Post, Hyderabad    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, December 2011    They gave me a mango at breakfast in Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, in the boutique hotel where I was staying. The mango was beautifully presented in Thai style: two halves on the plate with the seed removed. The halves were cut …

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