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Started this before change to "New Blogger", as backup in case of trouble with digiphoto blog "In a Small Dark Room", or rants & links blog "Hello Cruel World" . Useful - at one stage Dark Room was there, but like the astrophysical Dark Matter, we could't see it ... better now, but kept Just In Case.

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There is nothing. There is no God and no universe, there is only empty space, and in it a lost and homeless and wandering and companionless and indestructible Thought. And I am that thought. And God, and the Universe, and Time, and Life, and Death, and Joy and Sorrow and Pain only a grotesque and brutal dream, evolved from the frantic imagination of that same Thought.
Mark Twain (letter to Joseph Twichell after his wife's death)
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Travel Advisory  
Find a photo of this chap. Put it in your ticket-holder, passport folder or the like. If you are travelling anywhere, keep a weather eye out and, if you recognise him travelling with you, cancel your trip and head in the other direction immediately.
Survivor's tale takes another twist as he fights for life
By Dan Proudman, Sydney Morning Herald, October 5, 2005
He has beaten Mother Nature, battled through a plane crash and survived a heart attack.
Now, for the fourth time in seven years, Tony Purkiss, a Newcastle (NSW) father of two, is facing a fight for life after being critically injured in the October 2005 Bali bomb blasts.
Last night Mr Purkiss was due to have a surprise visit from four of the crew of Solo Globe Challenger, with whom he survived the 1998 Sydney to Hobart yacht race, with a serious head wound and a broken leg.
UPDATE this may be a picture. He is described here as "Biggles" Purkiss - from the Solo Globe Challenger site photo gallery at ( ) This site includes descriptions of their experience during the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race, during which 6 sailors died and many were injured.

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