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  • ClubMaster 1.1 is re..

    By ClubMaster

    ClubMaster's new release - CM 1.1 is here....!!!

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    The ClubMaster Team are delighted to announce the release of CM 1.1, which provides a number of additional features for both Members and guests, including the Posts section which can be found in the public menu, in your Member's CM Dashboard, and in each Club site.

    As a Member, when you create or edit your Post, you can specify the level of distribution, ranging from a private Post for your eyes only, to your select Contacts, to all Members, or to the public. You may also link your Post to select Clubs and CMX Portfolios, and decide whether or not your Post may be shared by other Members to their selected Club or Portfolio.

    At ClubMaster, we're working hard to ensure your content is under your control.

  • Literature

  • The Crackenback Wind..

    By Michael Reid

    This poem was written during a wild and sleepless night at Lake Crackenback in New South Wales.

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    The Crackenback Winds
    8 April 2019


    It’s roaring outside now at forty-two knots
    Like a thousand beasts on a rampage
    We’re bunkering down in an effort to sleep
    But I know that the battle is lost.


    The ending of this I can’t fathom or gauge
    With windows and walls being battered
    While the neighbouring trees sway, scream, crack and fall
    Their valorous roots yielding to rage.


    Another sound beats all to test our fettle
    As the wind swings the chimney cap round
    The poorly-set copper is grinding its teeth
    An incessant screeching of metal.


    I’m thinking of creatures in fear in the wild
    And hoping that none come to grief
    It’s likely this onslaught will take something’s child
    Before this night’s madness should cease.

    © Michael Reid 2019, all rights reserved

  • Salted Lips of Time

    By Michael Reid

    Written at Moruya Heads in 1978 during a road trip with my old school mate Harry. I added the chorus in 2019.

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    Salted Lips of Time

     

    Reaching from a wind-swept dream, oh yeah

    A silent pleasure-ground of smiling sun

    And dancing seas, eternity above,

    A fire within.

     

    Sailing, gliding, sifting promises

    Of love-dried sand through answered cries;

    A seagull diving, I above, unclothed

    And free, licking salted lips of time -

    And life, a fresh-blown memory

    On morning’s eyes.

     

    Oh the wind-swept dream

    Oh the smiling sun

    Moruya memories

    When the world was one

     

    Oh the wind-swept dream

    And the smiling sun

    Fading memories

    One by one

     

    Alive, enchanted, feeling with the sky

    And for a world apart, a past denied

    A dream embraced, my wind-swept dream,

    My sailing, silent carousel of love,

    This freshness draining tears to sighs,

    And pleasure to our Mother’s mastery.

     

    Oh the wind-swept dream

    Oh the smiling sun

    Moruya memories

    When the world was one

     

    Oh the wind-swept dream

    And the smiling sun

    Fading memories

    One by one

    Fading memories

    One by one

    Fading memories

    One by one

     

     

    Moruya Heads, November 1978 (as amended)

     

    © Michael G Reid 1978-2019

  • Recipes

  • Best Gluten Free Spo..

    By Samantha Reid

    Gluten Intolerance and Birthday Cakes...the struggle is real.

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    Recently my mother-in-law (MIL) celebrated her 80 something a few years off 90th birthday and we were tasked with finding a birthday cake. There aren't too many places to buy a cake in South West Rocks so our options would be very limited.....One bakery, IGA and Coles.  The bakery didn't sell any birthday cakes (is a bakery even a bakery if it doesn't bake cakes), so off to IGA it was. If you've ever been to SWR you'll know that there is a cute cafe opposite IGA so we thought perhaps they might have cakes.  We walk in and there are two, yes 2 giant cakes that look divine. We ask if they will sell the whole cake (sorry if you went for coffee and cake that day and had slim pickings but we were desperate) .....and yes they would for a price.  SOLD!! My husband asks which one I prefer, and I reply it doesn't bother me as it's not gluten free so I won't be eating it.  Since having 3/4 of my bowel removed due to Cancer, I've become very Gluten intolerant so I normally don't get to enjoy the birthday cake. The lady responds, this one is Gluten Free as I made it. Happy days kids I get to enjoy cake with my MIL.

    Other family members who participated in the ritual of birthday cake eating had no idea it was Gluten Free and it was the best....so far... Sponge and Gluten Free cake I've ever had.

    I wonder whose Birthday is next ?

  • Visual Art

  • Indigenous Art for S..

    By Michael Reid

    An exceptional selection of Australian art is now for sale from my private collection.

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    For the benefit of any Members who collect indigenous art, I've loaded on the CMX Marketplace a selection of works for sale. At present they're listed with fixed prices, however once CMX has released its Auctions module, I'm proposing to create an auction sometime in 2023 for any unsold works.

    These works are all quality works purchased in the mid 2000's from the highly respected Fireworks Gallery in Brisbane, Australia.

    You will note in the Listings that I will accept select fiat currency and/or Bitcoin in full consideration.

    To view the various works simply go to the Painting section within the Art, Artifacts & Collectibles portfolio.

     

     

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