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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 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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Hummingbirds

In Travel, Americas, The rest by tony3 Comments

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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White Island, New Zealand

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Featured Image: The Main Vent Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 June 2020 White Island Volcanoes and Other Dangers I’ve seen and climbed on a number of volcanoes around the world including Mount Bromo in Java, Mount Agung and Mount Batur in Bali; Mount Vesuvius, with Pompei and Heraculaneum; Mount Etna and Volcano in Sicily; Mount Fuji in Japan and …

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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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International Peasant Foods

In Food, Amazonia, Argentina, Travel, Bolivia, Canada, South Africa, Mexico, 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 Food, Travel, 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 Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe

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Featured Image: WC Piguenit Flood in the Darling 1890, Oil on Canvas, 1895, 123 x 199 cm  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 November 2019 The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe Don’t sugarcoat it like that, Kid. Tell her straight. (Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, 1969) It is long past time for sugarcoating. We should be sick of the obfuscation and …

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Yellowstone 101

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Featured Image: Canada Geese, Mary Bay, Yellowstone Lake  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 October 2019 Yellowstone National Park 101 Introduction I mentioned in my recent article Wolves, Bears, Yellowstone that Yellowstone National Park was the first destination on a tour of western national parks on 9 May 2019. Before we joined the tour Denise and I hired a car …

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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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Making Rubber Bands in Burma

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Featured Image: Fallow Fields Outside the Weaving Village on Bilu Island Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 August 2019 Making Rubber Bands near Mawlamyine, Burma, February 2017 By the old Moulmein pagoda lookin’ lazy at the sea… wrote Rudyard Kipling on his 1889 visit. Introduction Travelfish contends not much has changed from Kipling and apart from the traffic they are partly …

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Wolves, Bears, Yellowstone

In Travel, Books, USA by tony4 Comments

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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Postcard from Tupare Garden New Zealand

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Featured Image: Mount Taranaki, New Plymouth  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 March 2019 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 …

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Postcard from Tongariro Crossing New Zealand

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Featured Image: Ruapehu over the heathland    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 February 2019 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 …