Take five and all that jazz

Warwick’s annual Jumpers and Jazz festival took me back to a day at the dentist in Maleny. I was lying prone, mouth jammed with all sorts of stuff. Soft, melodic saxophone music drifted down from the ceiling (with the poster of the Blue Mountains). “Than Gltz?” I garbled. Roger removed the suction hose “What’s that now?” “Is that Stan Getz?” “No, but good guess,” he said, replacing the suction hose. “What’s your best guess?” “Chrli…

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Copyright and the lawyer’s letter

Most weeks this 1200-word essay comes with a copyright illustration. I’m not entirely sure it really needs one; as often when readers reply,  they strip the image out. The weekly sourcing of a relevant image can be a bit time-consuming, but a worthy task. It’s not an issue when the topic is covered by photos I have taken on the road or around town. She Who Also Takes Photos and other family members also contribute. As…

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