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Who’s this GOF bastard?

GOF  is a reclusive, cynical, irreverent, sexagenarian Australian who lives a life of great contentment and financial inadequacy with his long suffering partner of 36 years in a remote location surrounded by tropical rainforest.  He is not connected to Australia’s electricity grid, political stupidity or rampant consumerism.

“The Bucket” is my autobiography diluted with a whole lot of nonsense.   There are some stories about growing up in rural Australia,  many more  about working, trekking, and flying a Cessna 182 around remote areas of  New Guinea during the period 1968 to 1979,  (see “PNG Stories”  here) and many tales about the  failures, personal foolishness and wonderful rewards of trying to live a life of self-sufficiency in tropical North Queensland.

One of my heroes is the satirical lyricist Tom Lehrer, who once stated that;

“Life is like a sewer.  What you get out of it, depends upon what you put into it.”

That pretty much sums up what it’s all about.

I hope you enjoy your visit here. Any topic in this blog can be found with the Search box in the sidebar.

Thank you for spending time in The Bucket, and until such time as I kick it I will appreciate your email directed to didimanian at y7mail dot com.





5 responses »

  1. A triple treat of blog awards awaits you : Play or don’t play it’s up to you. Just my way of saying thanks for the entertainment!

    • Thank you so much for your award Judy, it means a great deal to me. Please don’t be offended if I just continue with my low-profile blogging. For what it’s worth, if I had the qualifications to hand out an award for the most thoughtful and professionally written blog that I’ve discovered in recent years, I would give it to you. It is a pleasure and education to read your posts. Thank you.

  2. Ah, you mentioned ‘contentment’ among your word finery. I think Australia is quite stunning and I’ve just learned a bit more about her interesting people – thank you for the window…
    new blogger, owned a motorcycle once but couldn’t make right hand turns probably due to being left-handed

  3. I went flying with Chris in Lae in the early 60’s for an hour or so on some Sunday mornings. He was a very competent pilot & would have flown anywhere with him. Very sorry to hear of his death, such a great loss. Have some great memories flying around the country. R.I.P.

    • Thank you for your comment Bob. I did not know Chris very well but the accident was a tragic reminder that PNG is a difficult country in which to fly light aircraft.


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