Some Random Thoughts About a Bubble

Perfection sounds great!

Ken "Charlie" Grace

I wondered if life, like the world, is just a sphere of our understanding. Outside of that expanding bubble, nothing exists other than speculation and rumour.

Truly understanding the nature of our sphere might just be the beginning of love.

I think our spheres are a compilation of our thoughts, actions and achievements; an ever growing consciousness.

I also think that if you love everything and everyone in your sphere, then your world is perfect!

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Unconsciously Conscious Living

Ken "Charlie" Grace

After a night of pleasant company, good food and a couple of bottles of red, it occurred to me that a lot of the decisions we make and their subsequent actions may be the truest reflection of who we are! So, if my decisions and what I believe is truly me, then where did this me come from? Where the hell did my beliefs come from?

That night at the dinner party, a women boldly proclaimed that she hated Indians and their awful religious based third-world behaviour. As the night proceeded it occurred to me that she seemed mostly ignorant of Indian culture, so I asked her how many Indians she knew. Her answer shocked me as did my rudeness, yet if she didn’t know a single Indian, then where did her thought come from?

In this case it came from a parent and God only knows where they got…

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A Colourful Silhouette

One of my favourite pictures too. 🙂

Ken "Charlie" Grace

The sign for the outback town of Coober Pedy The sign for the outback town of Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy in South Australia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coober_Pedy). It is so hot here, that some people live underground.

One of many amazing sunsets that we saw on our trip out into the middle of Australia. We travelled 8000km in two and a half weeks. The sky out there is so big and beautiful. This is one of my favourite travel photos.

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Myrtleford – Free – Meet the Author Event

I will be there. 🙂

Ken "Charlie" Grace

Meet the Author - Ken Grace Meet the Author – Ken Grace

Meet the Author of Blood Prize, as he tours regional Victoria and NSW during August 2014. Final stop for the month is Myrtleford on 29th August at 12.30pm.

This event is Free, however bookings are required, please contact Myrtleford Library on the following details to reserve your place.

Crn. Standish St & O’Donnell Ave
Myrtleford VIC 3737
myrtleford@hclc.vic.gov.au
Phone: 03 5752 2038

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The Night Train to Hanoi

Ken "Charlie" Grace

After a noisy, jolting overnighter on the train from Sa Pa, we arrived in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, at the ungodly hour of 4.30am. As the train doors opened, wild yells and angry arguments could be heard, as numerous touts and cab drivers jostled for the arriving business. Amongst this bedlam, we managed to negotiate our taxi fare from an initial 120,000 Vietnamese dong to 80,000, then back to 100,000, and finally all the way down to 50,000 dong, without actually saying or doing anything. Eventually, we arrived in a dark alley, in what appeared to be the middle of nowhere, so we happily gave our bemused taxi driver a thorough dressing down, whilst getting soaked in the pouring rain. After wandering for a while in the darkness, we finally discovered the May De Ville hostel, up the street, in another tiny alleyway. Apparently, 50,000 dong only gets you…

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Meet the Author – Library Tour Continues

Ken "Charlie" Grace

20131204_143039Author Talk – Ken Grace

When: 28 August 2014, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Where: LibraryMuseum, Corner of Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury

Price: Free

Local author Ken Grace will discuss his first novel, Blood prize, a thriller featuring Tom Fox and the sinister Cel Rău half twins, Uta and Réz. Ken is currently at work on two new books: The Leviathan and Balaam’s Deceit, both featuring many of the original Blood Prize characters. Born in Albury and growing up in Howlong, Ken developed a lifelong love of the natural world having explored the diverse environs of the area. Having discovered the wondrous world of books, Ken has used this rich diet of experience to fuel his imagination.

Q & A session plus book sales and signing.

Bookings: 02 6023 8333

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