Characteristics of a Psychopath

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ruthlessly opportunistic
pathological lying
lack of empathy
manipulative
cold hearted
self serving
ego centric
shameless
ambitious
callous
deceptive
superficial charm
shallow emotions
lack of remorse or guilt
abusive treatment of others
grandiose sense of self-worth
failure to accept responsibility for own actions

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How to be a success in the corporate world

Young Writers Award

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Message from the State Library of Queensland😀

Know a young writer with a story to tell?

They could win up to $2,000 with SLQ’s Young Writers Award!

State Library of Queensland’s annual Young Writers Award competition is now open for entries from Queensland writers in two age categories:

18–25 years

  • Short stories up to 2,500 words
  • WIN $2,000 and Queensland Writers Centre Youth membership.

15–17 years

  • Short stories up to 1,500 words
  • WIN an Apple iPad Air 2, $100 iTunes voucher, Library Shop book pack, and Queensland Writers Centre Youth Membership.

Entries close Friday 30 September, 5pm.

Visit our website for entry details and more information, or download a printable poster for display in your school or office.

Help us spread the word with your students, children, friends and networks »

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Happy birthday Mum 😍

A Tree to Remember

1st of September,
Spring in Australia
thinks it’s summer.

Birthday tree,
sapling Norfolk Island Pine
begins the journey

to remember
my late mother,
treasure in my eyes.

Rain, wind, salt and heat
pray on hard scaly leaves,
majesty in growth.

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2013

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2014

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2015

mum's tree 2016

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Note: Mum passed away on the 3rd of October 2010 and I planted the Norfolk Island Pine in 2013 (yeah, bit slow off the mark, but it was just as well I waited until we were living on acreage because they get really big😉 )

Super Dog Sheba

Sheba had surgery on a benign tumour a couple of weeks ago

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She is doing very well – the wound has healed magnificently

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Never met a dog whose hair grows so fast!

She’s a lot happier now 😍

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She needs to be sheared along with the alpacas (then we can see the smile)

Time is Ticking

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‘Time is Relative’ clock made by Tessa Bryden

clock is ticking,

blue notes of winter play

a sombre song

 

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‘Blue Note’ clock made by Michael Bryden

 

Note: Tessa and Michael made these clocks at school in Design Technology (he made his 2 years ago, and she made hers this year)

Orca

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Intelligent air breather immersed in the sea

‘My head is full of killer whales
and they are trying to get out!’ he said
face bloated
eyes popping under pressure of orcas
the mettle of deep spirit forces.

The incarnations of orca are many.

Spyhopping in cold ocean water
with warm blood and majesty
brutality cloaked by ethereal beauty,
tear-like haze covering black eyes that grapple my soul.

Showing off – porpoising in dark waters
breaching to good effect
displaying a strong, white chest like a silverback gorilla
black glossy back disappears into the depths
reappearing to display again.
I am mesmerised but not afraid.

Don’t get too close!
the force might suck you in
momentum
mass of savage flesh creating dire chasms in the water
juxtaposition of fascination and fear.

Then, hunting in pods like packs of wolves
speed, ferocity, synchronicity
wolves of the sea
following the bleating of lambs
a blanket of fear smothers my warm breath.

Conscious mind immersed in dream.

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‘Orca’ was published in the Third Eye journal (Vol 1, Ed 2, Dec 2009)

* photo by Gabrielle Bryden

Australia takes the lead in the animal Olympics

 


Synchronised Pecking

Diving

Wrestling

Floor Gymnastics

Boxing

Gymnastics (Beam)

Marathon

Spectator

 

Competitors: Emu, Humpback Whale, Gecko, Frog, Kangaroo,
Photography by human: Gabrielle Bryden
Spectator: Kookaburra

Location: Woodgate Beach, Hervey Bay, Queensland