September 14, 2005

The first drop

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:10 pm by Chris

Welcome my new and shiny blog, to be updated on an irregular basis with my best effort at enjoyable writing. The title is from the novel River of Gods by Ian McDonald, and feels appropriate because I’m living on the eastern seaboard of the driest inhabited continent on earth, and the drought that might actually be the weather pattern for this century contines while the politicians rush through the legislation for their stupid desalination plant as the oil prices soar. Because this is a city where thousands of commuters throng every day over stonework laid by convicts shipped halfway around the world, and trains whine under high-voltage cables over elegant sandstone arches in the summer heat-shimmer. Where our bedroom alternately smells of jasmine flowers and bushfires in the evening. And I want to write about all that…

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