I think it is quite honourable to render such respect. I hope they don't mind if a guy just stands in awe of Uluru.

Hey. Just realised Canada has 3 Sisters too. "In the mountains there you feel free."

Peter Dillane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Not the big red one which I have not climbed out of deference to the indigenous owners who prefer you not to do but which guarantees your children think you a monumental bore when everyone else's dad does it but rather the three sisters as attached - no I wouldn't hang off them on a rope here neither and it's got nothing to do with cultural sensitivity 

Cheers Pete 

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On 18 Apr 2014, at 9:32 am, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

So did that back scaling have anything to do with the big red rock?
Peter M

Peter Dillane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

it’s that activity where one hippity hops backwards  down a cliff face with a rope and harness - yep it was seriously suggested they might give it a go while visiting a demonstration of same  I don’t know if they will say “hut hut hut” like the SWAT team in the Blues Brothers. By the way Prince Charles went to school down the road from us here and it was at one time suggested he might be Governor General here which was apparently something he had an interest in doing. As I said I don’t mind circuses it keeps my mind off youth unemployment, the way we treat refugees in this country and a number of other things.

Happy Easter (the roof fell 35 feet onto the  choir stalls in our church this week thankfully no singing going on . I am a non believer but am on the Finance Committee so my Easter is one of contemplating possibilities … and dealing with insurance companies)


On 18 Apr 2014, at 8:04 am, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I think it had to do with the need for roots and a refusal to accept the low level religion involved in being a United States-er. (For a lot of us an American is any inhabitant of the Americas. What the name of an Italian explorer has to do with it, no one seems to know.).

I am not familiar with the word "abseiling". Pray enlighten me.
Re: republicanism -- I am glad we can still say The sun never sets on the British Commonwealth.

Peter Dillane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hey Peter

the news here is that the republican fervour of the 1990s  has dissipated and is now in the minority. All it took was a pretty girl in a yellow dress…. and a baby. Some talk of them abseiling yesterday without the baby. On an Eliot note it is surely obtuse for an American to embrace Monarchy?  Political conservatism is understandable but where can a robust intelligence turn to find justification for that one?

cheers Pete
On 17 Apr 2014, at 11:53 am, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

A lot of Canadians never learned that they are now citizens, not subjects. There is a small group who want to be republicans, but there are also some who would like a member of the Royals to be our governor general. The connection to Britain is now only sentimental, but those sentiments are incredibly strong. They line up with a desire to dump the Yanks and join the EU and even confederate with Britain. The head of our Bank just became the head of their Bank.
Connection to Eliot? He was a Royalist wasn't he?
Cheers, Pete.

Peter Dillane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Local temperature one degree short of orgasm actually. My father was born in Eire prior to 1916 he referred to himself as a british object not subject. I don’t mind circuses myself just not quite so many clowns.

Sadly baby George cant fit in a public appearance today some talk of the veil of the temple being rent as a result in the news.

Congenial commonwealth Cheers to you Peter - Pete

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Well their last name is Windsor and their baby is a prince is a fellow.

Peter Dillane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Now take this slowly I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed - to whom do you refer? Cheers Pete

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On 16 Apr 2014, at 9:11 pm, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hey Pete,
Say hello to Will & family for me. ;->.