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SNAKE CHARMED

SUDDEN MOVEMENT GLIMPSED, A SLIM SNAKE SLITHERING ALONG THE STONEY MULCH,  STILL HOT SPRING SO THIS IS EXTRA HEAT AT 7AM STANDING POOL SIDE SURVEYING PLANTS, SO I JUMPED IN THE DEEP POOL, RISING SAFELY, SWUM TO SIDE, PEER AT SAID SNAKE TO EYE ITS SIGNIFICANT MARKINGS SHIMMERY COPPER SKIN TURNING TO OLIVE GREEN, GLISTENING […]

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BECOMING Australian PUPPETEERS

I was anxiously awaiting an audience for Jika Jika Puppets from North Fitzroy, Melbourne. They were part of my Youth Arts program for the first Melbourne Fringe Festival(1983) that I was a founding member of, and hardly anybody had turned up! Summoning courage I went up to the puppeteer, Roy McNeill, who was dressed in black […]

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