Australia’s Gun Amnesty

Almost 18,000 firearms and weapons have been surrendered during the first year (2022) of a permanent national amnesty. A Vietnam-era flamethrower, automatic firearms and a crossbow were among the 18,000 armaments handed in. Australia has some of the toughest gun laws anywhere in the world. That is largely due to the response to the PortContinue reading “Australia’s Gun Amnesty”

From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (Roman theatre)

This Roman theater in Aspendos, Turkey is considered the best-preserved ancient theater in the world The Aspendos Theater in Serik, Turkey, is the best preserved ancient theater in the world, which gives us a look at what life was like in 160 B.C. Constructed during the reign of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, this theaterContinue reading “From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (Roman theatre)”

US Celebration. Call Me Old-Fashioned

Call me old-fashioned Disgusted I am how Americanised Australia has become Halloween rubbish from the profit-drivennation crossing our borders It started with complete misuse of the English language creeping in and Valentine’s Day in the 70’s Surprised and concerned parents allow childrento walk the streets and knock from door to door for Halloween My dadContinue reading “US Celebration. Call Me Old-Fashioned”

Me, Ice and Edgar

Edges cuttingIce goes flyingWind is whistlingPast my facing Whistle whistle…… Swishing icingWhistling facingI am onnaSki slope racing Alta, Utah…… Wind is whistlingSki slope racingEdgar he isHappy clapping Clap clap clap…… Push on lad…… You show great promise…… Thankyou Edgar…… Don MatthewsNovember 2022 G’day My drinking buddy Skip

Fandango’s One Word Challenge – Rabid

Write something incorporating the word ‘rabid’. Should you accept, go forth. Show your creative juices I accept.Here goes…. ODE TO RABID Rabid looked at backwardsIs d-i-b-a-rWhat a load of nonsenseWhich I good am are A dibar is a two-pronged bar Fan…… Betcha didn’t know that?…… Useful in Aus for taming kangaroos…… DM