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Investing in Shares 101: 2 Value Investing

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Dr Tony Stewart is a scientist and analyst by training. He has run a strategic market research business and has an extensive background in statistical analysis. At the beginning of his investment career, he read widely and undertook courses on investing run by the Securities Institute of Australia. He has invested in the Australian stock market for thirty years. Breadtag …

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Investing in Shares 101: 1 Basics

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Dr Tony Stewart is a scientist and analyst by training. He has run a strategic market research business and has an extensive background in statistical analysis. At the beginning of his investment career, he read widely and undertook courses on investing run by the Securities Institute of Australia. He has invested in the Australian stock market for thirty years. Breadtag …

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The Last Five Years: Global Threats 2021

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Featured Photo: Five hundred homes were lost in Canberra in 2003; the whole coastal and near inland of south-eastern Australia was aflame in 2019/2020. Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 March 2021 The Last Five Years, Global Threats in 2021: mass extinction, climate change, human population, refugees, Covid-19 and the Internet   This article is a companion to my last …

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Killing Osama bin Laden, Update 2021

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Featured Photo: Pete Souza, Official White House Photographer, 4.06 pm EST, 1 May 2011, Situation room for bin Laden raid Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 February 2021 The Killing of Osama bin Laden, Update 2021 Introduction In July to September 2015, I wrote three articles on The Last Days of Osama bin Laden. These were: 1 Abbottabad, 28 July …

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The Coal Curse Judith Brett

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 November 2020 The Coal Curse Judith Brett, June 2020 Judith Brett The Coal Curse: Resources, climate & Australia’s future, Quarterly Essay 78, 2020. The Coal Curse is the following Quarterly Essay to Cry Me a River by Margaret Simons which I used to give a 2020 update to my essay on the Murray-Darling Catastrophe. …

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Murray-Darling Basin Update 2020

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  3 August 2020 Murray-Darling Basin Update 2020: Cry Me a River by Margaret Simons Introduction Since I wrote my article The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe, which has attracted attention and good feedback, the problems with the Murray-Darling have become even more prominent. The issue has risen in the public consciousness because of prosecutions of cotton growers …

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Hummingbirds

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Featured Image: The Zion Canyon camping area at Watchman on the Virgin River where hummingbirds flew over the river Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 July 2020 Hummingbirds Preamble The featured image shows just how adaptable specialist hummingbirds who migrate to North America are and have to be in the habitats they migrate through and to. Hummingbirds are feisty and …

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What is History 11: World Economic History

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  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 4 May 2020  What is History 11: World Economic History to 1990 What is History: Richard Baldwin The Great Convergence 2016 Introduction I was planning to write the next Jared Diamond Guns, Germs and Steel articles following on from 9 Guns, Germs and Steel: Overview and 10 Polynesia A Natural Experiment of History and …

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What is History 10: Polynesia a Natural Experiment of History

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  23 January 2020  What is History 10: Polynesia a Natural Experiment of History — Guns, Germs & Steel by Jared Diamond Articles in the What is History? series are 1 Introduction 2 Sleep Patterns, 3 The Medieval Mind, 4 Love,  5  EH Carr Historians & their facts, 6  Religion 7 EH Carr Causation in History, 8 EH Carr History as Progress …

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Sensual Words

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Featured Image: Goya La Maja Desnuda 1797-1800, Oil on Canvas, 97 x 190 cm, Prado, Madrid  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 December 2019 Sensual Words in English A Thought Experiment The idea came on me suddenly. I thought of words as visual entities and wondered what a beautiful word would look like. From that it was a small leap to …

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The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe

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Featured Image: WC Piguenit Flood in the Darling 1890, Oil on Canvas, 1895, 123 x 199 cm  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 November 2019 The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe Don’t sugarcoat it like that, Kid. Tell her straight. (Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, 1969) It is long past time for sugarcoating. We should be sick of the obfuscation and …

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Richard Evans Schultes & Rubber

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Featured: Wade Davis The Lost Amazon: The Photographic Journey of Richard Evans Schultes, 2004. Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 September 2019 Richard Evans Schultes & Rubber Introduction I met a young Swiss man about thirty in Pakistan in 1995. I’ll call him Marc. We shared a jeep with he and his girlfriend up the Kaghan Valley through the snow. …

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Understanding the Banking Royal Commission, Australia

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 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  6 April 2019 Understanding the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, February 2019. Understanding Corporate Misconduct in General 1 Background 1.1 General Relevance When I was in New Zealand recently, which also has Australia’s banks, no one seemed interested nor had they watched the Royal Commission proceedings on TV …

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Case Study of Q Research

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Case Study of Q Research, a Marketing Research Company    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  3 August 2018 Q Research: Portrait of a small Strategic Marketing Research Company Preamble This is a portrait of a small business I started and ran for eight years from 1988 to 1995. It was a small strategic marketing research company that offered something quite …

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Extreme Polo in Gilgit Pakistan: Our Trip 3

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Featured Image: Shandur Pass Polo Festival, photo by Shipton Trekking, the polo ground is at 12,300 feet (3800 metres) and the mountains rise up to 8,000 feet higher Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 2 August 2021 Extreme Polo in Gilgit and surrounding areas on the KKH 1995: Our Trip 3 This is the fourth article on our trip up and …

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Besham to Gilgit the KKH Terrain: Our Trip 2

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Featured Image: Indus Valley from Alai Road Looking Towards Besham Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 July 2021 Besham to Gilgit, the Terrain on the Karakorum Highway: Our Trip 2 This is the third article on our trip up and down the KKH. The first is The Karakorum Highway which gives an overview of the terrain on the whole journey. …

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Clarice Beckett Painter, 1887-1935

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 June 2021 Clarice Beckett Australian Painter, 1887-1935 rediscovered in 1971 Introduction We are house-sitting in McLaren Vale in South Australia for three-and-a-half weeks. I have covered house-sitting before in Germany and England in earlier articles. House-sitting is a great alternative to tourism because it takes you to wonderful places that you probably wouldn’t go …

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The Karakorum Highway KKH

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Featured Image: Nanga Parbat, the ‘Killer Mountain’ 8126 metres, from Fairy Meadow, 1995 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 April 2021 The Karakorum Highway (KKH) in 1995 The Karakorum Highway (KKH) runs from around Rawalpindi in Pakistan to Kashgar in China a distance of about 1300 km, through some of the highest mountains and deepest valleys in the world. The …

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The Last Five Years: Global Threats 2021

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Featured Photo: Five hundred homes were lost in Canberra in 2003; the whole coastal and near inland of south-eastern Australia was aflame in 2019/2020. Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 March 2021 The Last Five Years, Global Threats in 2021: mass extinction, climate change, human population, refugees, Covid-19 and the Internet   This article is a companion to my last …

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Killing Osama bin Laden, Update 2021

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Featured Photo: Pete Souza, Official White House Photographer, 4.06 pm EST, 1 May 2011, Situation room for bin Laden raid Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 February 2021 The Killing of Osama bin Laden, Update 2021 Introduction In July to September 2015, I wrote three articles on The Last Days of Osama bin Laden. These were: 1 Abbottabad, 28 July …

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Life Fragments

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 January 2021 Life Fragments I A work by Tony Stewart in September 2002. Introduction One of the pluses and minuses of making photomedia artworks on the computer — as well as not enough time in the fresh air — is that it is possible to make very large works that will sit in cyberspace …

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Hummingbirds

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Featured Image: The Zion Canyon camping area at Watchman on the Virgin River where hummingbirds flew over the river Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 July 2020 Hummingbirds Preamble The featured image shows just how adaptable specialist hummingbirds who migrate to North America are and have to be in the habitats they migrate through and to. Hummingbirds are feisty and …

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White Island, New Zealand

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Featured Image: The Main Vent Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 June 2020 White Island Volcanoes and Other Dangers I’ve seen and climbed on a number of volcanoes around the world including Mount Bromo in Java, Mount Agung and Mount Batur in Bali; Mount Vesuvius, with Pompei and Heraculaneum; Mount Etna and Volcano in Sicily; Mount Fuji in Japan and …

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Johannes Vermeer Paintings

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  13 April 2020  Johannes Vermeer Paintings (1632-1675) Personal Background In my last article International Peasant Foods, I spoke of a trip from Canada down through Mexico and South America, which included two-and-a half weeks in New York. From this article and the one on Winnipeg food you may have gathered that I was a conventional …

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International Peasant Foods

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Featured Image: Poor Indian Girls by Train, Altiplano Peru 1974 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  30 March 2020  International Peasant Foods The idea for a restaurant called International Peasant Foods began in Winnipeg. The background is outlined in the previous article Winnipeg as the Center of the Food Universe in 1973. The article explains why only once in a lifetime …

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Winnipeg Center of the Food Universe

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Featured Image: Front of La Vielle Gare Menu Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  21 February 2020  Winnipeg Center of the Food Universe, 1973 Background I moved to Winnipeg as a PhD student in zoology at the University of Manitoba in 1973 and lived there for about 14 months. I have many memories of this time, but memories of food are …

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The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe

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Featured Image: WC Piguenit Flood in the Darling 1890, Oil on Canvas, 1895, 123 x 199 cm  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 November 2019 The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe Don’t sugarcoat it like that, Kid. Tell her straight. (Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, 1969) It is long past time for sugarcoating. We should be sick of the obfuscation and …

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Yellowstone 101

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Featured Image: Canada Geese, Mary Bay, Yellowstone Lake  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 October 2019 Yellowstone National Park 101 Introduction I mentioned in my recent article Wolves, Bears, Yellowstone that Yellowstone National Park was the first destination on a tour of western national parks on 9 May 2019. Before we joined the tour Denise and I hired a car …

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AA Gill & British Pubs

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 December 2020 AA Gill & British Pubs AA Gill & Jeffrey Steingarten Two wonderful food writers are the late AA Gill, UK and Jeffrey Steingarten, USA. Both have a unique voice and have brought something special to ‘foodie’ writing. Both writers have created a persona, which whilst probably not true adds something immeasurable to …

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International Peasant Foods

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Featured Image: Poor Indian Girls by Train, Altiplano Peru 1974 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  30 March 2020  International Peasant Foods The idea for a restaurant called International Peasant Foods began in Winnipeg. The background is outlined in the previous article Winnipeg as the Center of the Food Universe in 1973. The article explains why only once in a lifetime …

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Winnipeg Center of the Food Universe

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Featured Image: Front of La Vielle Gare Menu Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  21 February 2020  Winnipeg Center of the Food Universe, 1973 Background I moved to Winnipeg as a PhD student in zoology at the University of Manitoba in 1973 and lived there for about 14 months. I have many memories of this time, but memories of food are …

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The Humble Percent & Food Labels

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  24 November 2017 The Humble Percentage and Food Labels Introduction Percent or (percentage) used to be spelled per cent (and sometimes still is). It comes from the latin per centum meaning by the hundred. What percent means is changing any list of numbers that add up to an irregular total into a modified list that …

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Food in Chiang Mai 6: 2017 Update

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Featured update image: Muang Mai Wholesale Market, March 2017    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 May 2017 Food in Chiang Mai 6: 2017 Update Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Vieng Chane, 3 Khao Soy, 4 French & Italian Restaurants, 5 Airport Plaza, 6 2017 Update. Denise …

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Food writing 3: More Articles I liked from Choice Cuts

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  7 October 2016 Food writing 3: More Articles I liked from Choice Cuts by Mark Kurlansky Writing about food some fine writers and articles Introduction In Food writing 1, I analysed Mark Kurlansky’s anthology Choice Cuts: A Savory Selection of Food Writing from Around the World and Throughout History, 2002. The book contains 234 articles, which covers …

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Food writing 2: Articles I liked from Choice Cuts

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     Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  11 September 2016 Food writing 2: Articles I liked from Choice Cuts by Mark Kurlansky Writing about food some fine writers and articles Introduction In Food writing 1, I analysed Mark Kurlansky’s anthology Choice Cuts: A Savory Selection of Food Writing from Around the World and Throughout History, 2002. The book contains 234 articles, which covers …

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Food Writing 1: Mark Kurlansky, Choice Cuts

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     Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 September 2016 Food Writing 1: Choice Cuts by Mark Kurlansky, a look at food writing across history Writing about food an introductory excursion Introduction I am a fan of Mark Kurlansky’s writing. I loved Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World, 1997 and The Basque History of the World (1999). Although …

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Food Catalogue 2016

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    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  30 June 2016 Food Catalogue, BreadtagSagas 2016 The articles so far are mainly about food in Chiang Mai, Thailand with two longer articles about mangoes and British food. Food Main Catalogue Asia SE Asia Food in Chiang Mai 5: Airport Plaza Airport Plaza 9 April, 2016 This article is about restaurants and other  food to …

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Breadtag Sagas Catalogue 2016

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    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  29 June 2016 Breadtag Sagas Main Catalogue 2016 This catalogue represent roughly a year of Breadtag Sagas: Tales of travel, food, books, art and science… It is intended as an annotated browsing guide. Finding stuff on the website The alternative, navigating the website isn’t difficult but perhaps gaining an overall perspective is. One can …

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Food in Chiang Mai 5: Airport Plaza

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Featured Image: Airport Plaza, entry to Kad Luang Food Hall, pre-prepared meats to take home   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 9 April 2016 Food in Chiang Mai 5: Airport Plaza with some side notes on Bangkok Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Vieng Chane, 3 Khao Soy, …

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British Food — an appraisal of the middle

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    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony  May 2015    Trip to the UK 16 July to 16 September 2014    In Britain or in far-flung outposts around the world in what either used to be the British Empire or in countries influenced by Britain, one meets the British. And when the conversation turns to food, the Brits inevitably bore you about how …

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Food in Chiang Mai 3: Khao Soy

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    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, January 2013, updated March 2016 Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Viang Chane, 3 Khao Soy, 4 French & Italian Restaurants, 5 Airport Plaza, 6 2017 Update. Chiang Mai is the second city of Thailand but it is a small city …

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In praise of Indian mangoes

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Featured photo: Movie poster at Jubilee Hills Check Post, Hyderabad    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, December 2011    They gave me a mango at breakfast in Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, in the boutique hotel where I was staying. The mango was beautifully presented in Thai style: two halves on the plate with the seed removed. The halves were cut …

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Clarice Beckett Painter, 1887-1935

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 June 2021 Clarice Beckett Australian Painter, 1887-1935 rediscovered in 1971 Introduction We are house-sitting in McLaren Vale in South Australia for three-and-a-half weeks. I have covered house-sitting before in Germany and England in earlier articles. House-sitting is a great alternative to tourism because it takes you to wonderful places that you probably wouldn’t go …

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Life Fragments

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 January 2021 Life Fragments I A work by Tony Stewart in September 2002. Introduction One of the pluses and minuses of making photomedia artworks on the computer — as well as not enough time in the fresh air — is that it is possible to make very large works that will sit in cyberspace …

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Pandemic Art Update

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 September 2020 Pandemic Art Update 2020 — work in progress Preamble I don’t know how many artists consider the process of their art and their art practice and how many never reflect upon it. When I was involved in science (biology), I was very interested in the process of how science works. Indeed, I …

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Johannes Vermeer Paintings

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  13 April 2020  Johannes Vermeer Paintings (1632-1675) Personal Background In my last article International Peasant Foods, I spoke of a trip from Canada down through Mexico and South America, which included two-and-a half weeks in New York. From this article and the one on Winnipeg food you may have gathered that I was a conventional …

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Linocut 101 for Artists

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­­    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 January 2019 Linocut 101 for Artists — A Practical Introductory Guide Preamble My art practice was languishing, partly I think because the three quasi-religious works in the Moral Ambiguities exhibition in 2011 (which I had been working on for some time) and even the generic protest posters were an end point of …

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Moral Ambiguities 2011: A Major Solo Exhibition

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 June 2017 Moral Ambiguities, A Major Solo Exhibition Moral Ambiguities Tony Stewart Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre, Canberra, 27 October — 13 November, 2011 Introduction Moral Ambiguities in 2011 was a major exhibition because it was a compilation of artworks that had been tentatively shown elsewhere in smaller size. It was the …

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Bosch 500th Centenary Exhibition, The Prado 2016

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 November 2016  The two 500th year Bosch Exhibitions in the Netherlands and Spain Hieronymus Bosch: Visions of Genius, Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch, Netherlands from 13 February to 8 May 2016. Bosch: The 5th Centenary Exhibition, Museo del Prado, Madrid from 31 May to 11 September 2016. Introduction, controversy and a little spite We’ve got to take …

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Tag II 2007: Solo Exhibition

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Featured Image: Detail from Hidden worlds #3, Harmony & Discord, October 2003, Digital Lambda Print, 23×23 cm    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  21 August 2016 Tag II February 2007: A Solo Exhibition at X Gallery, Bungendore   Tag II Tony Stewart X Gallery, 32 Gibraltar Street, Bungendore NSW, 22 February to 22 April, 2007 Introduction On suggestions by friends and mentors, I decided to …

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Art Catalogue 2016

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    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  3 July 2016 Art Catalogue, Breadtag Sagas 2016 The articles relate to my own art somewhat selfishly, but I have been getting excellent feedback, and to outside art and artists that interest me. Main Catalogue My Art Tag 2005: A Major Solo Exhibition   Tag 2005 7 May , 2016   Following the success of …

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Breadtag Sagas Catalogue 2016

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    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  29 June 2016 Breadtag Sagas Main Catalogue 2016 This catalogue represent roughly a year of Breadtag Sagas: Tales of travel, food, books, art and science… It is intended as an annotated browsing guide. Finding stuff on the website The alternative, navigating the website isn’t difficult but perhaps gaining an overall perspective is. One can …

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Tag 2005: A Major Solo Exhibition

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Featured image: The Old Red Tag Series #1 & #3, 119 x 84 cm    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  7 May 2016  Tag 2005: A Major Solo Exhibition Tag Tony Stewart Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre, Canberra 1-19 September 2005 Tag n. a label providing identification or giving other information Meta Tag n. a hidden label intended to lure a search engine Introduction Following …

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The Colour of India

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Featured image Lambadi Woman, Gramya 2005 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 23 March 2016 The Colour of India Introduction Having just visited India in February/March 2016. I’m inspired again by the wonders of India, even though the NGOs I’m aware of despair at the the excesses of the current central government. In mid-2010 the South Coast Pastel Society (New South Wales, …

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Artists Exchange Portfolios 2003 & 2005

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  6 March 2016 Artists Exchange Portfolios ’23’ 2003 and ’33’ 2005 One exciting consequence of the Australian Art Collector 2003 article was an invitation by Rona Green to participate in an Artists Exchange Portfolio. An odd coincidence, Charles Darwin University who were gifted the 33 Portfolio (below) in 2007, contacted me as I was writing this and …

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Art Collector 2003

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  15 February 2016 Undiscovered Artists, rising stars Australian Art Collector Issue 24, April to June 2003 Introduction Launched in 1997 Art Collector (previously Australian Art Collector) has positioned itself as the must read for art collectors in Australia, a far more commercial aspiration than, for example ARTAND Australia. Art Collector is best known for its …

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What is History 3: The Medieval Mind

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Featured image: The Medieval Mind, Bode Museum, Berlin 2014    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 1 February 2016    What is History? Can we comprehend the medieval mind?    Introduction    As in What is History 1 and What is History 2 about sleep patterns, we are looking at the difficulty in understanding history in a conventional sense. Later articles cover 4 Love,  5 EH …

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AA Gill & British Pubs

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 December 2020 AA Gill & British Pubs AA Gill & Jeffrey Steingarten Two wonderful food writers are the late AA Gill, UK and Jeffrey Steingarten, USA. Both have a unique voice and have brought something special to ‘foodie’ writing. Both writers have created a persona, which whilst probably not true adds something immeasurable to …

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E M Foner Union Station Series 1: Overview & KDP

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 October 2020 EM Foner Union Station Series & Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Preamble EM Foner Union Station does not fit my normal Classic SciFi inclination. As you would know from my Classic SciFi series, ten to date, I am a fan of old-fashioned classic science fiction and also would like to remind or introduce …

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What is History 11: World Economic History

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  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 4 May 2020  What is History 11: World Economic History to 1990 What is History: Richard Baldwin The Great Convergence 2016 Introduction I was planning to write the next Jared Diamond Guns, Germs and Steel articles following on from 9 Guns, Germs and Steel: Overview and 10 Polynesia A Natural Experiment of History and …

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What is History 10: Polynesia a Natural Experiment of History

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  23 January 2020  What is History 10: Polynesia a Natural Experiment of History — Guns, Germs & Steel by Jared Diamond Articles in the What is History? series are 1 Introduction 2 Sleep Patterns, 3 The Medieval Mind, 4 Love,  5  EH Carr Historians & their facts, 6  Religion 7 EH Carr Causation in History, 8 EH Carr History as Progress …

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Richard Evans Schultes & Rubber

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Featured: Wade Davis The Lost Amazon: The Photographic Journey of Richard Evans Schultes, 2004. Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 September 2019 Richard Evans Schultes & Rubber Introduction I met a young Swiss man about thirty in Pakistan in 1995. I’ll call him Marc. We shared a jeep with he and his girlfriend up the Kaghan Valley through the snow. …

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Wolves, Bears, Yellowstone

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Featured Image: Elk, Yellowstone National Park  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  11 July 2019 Some random reading, quotations and thoughts on wolves, bears and wildlife in Yellowstone National Park and the Western USA Introduction to Yellowstone National Park We embarked on a tour of Western USA National Parks. Something I had wanted to do for years. We departed from Bozeman, …

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What is history 8: EH Carr History as Progress

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 July 2018 What is History 8 by EH Carr: The next two Lectures or Chapters 5 and 6 History as Progress & The Widening Horizon Introduction In What is History: Sleep Patterns we found that what we view as normal wasn’t necessarily the same in other periods. Sleep patterns were quite different before …

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One Sentence

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Featured image: Keira Knightley, Anna Karenina, UK Film 2012    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 June 2018  One Sentence: a story about great sentences and great first sentences This article on one sentence may veer in an entirely different direction, or not! I don’t always want to be predictable. Journalists and newspapers often write articles on the first lines …

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What is history 7: EH Carr Causation in history

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 May 2018 What is History? by EH Carr: The next three Lectures (Chapters 2 to 4) Society & the individual; History, science & morality; Causation in history 1 Introduction I covered Lecture 1 or Chapter 1 (pp 7-30) in What is History, quite comprehensively in What is History 5: Historians and their facts. …

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The Second Coming WB Yeats

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Featured Image: WB Yeats, Poetry Foundation from Chicago History Museum    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 February 2018 The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats — a muse on literature Prologue Cast a cold Eye On Life, on Death. Horseman, pass by! Epitaph on Yeats grave, Drumcliff, County Sligo When I was living in Derry, I stopped at Yeats’ grave …

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What is History 6: Religion

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 October 2017 What is History 6: The Development or Evolution of Religion Preamble Yuval Noah Harari Sapiens: A brief history of humankind Harper 2014 (first published in Hebrew in 2011). I feel guilty delving into Harari before embarking on Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel 1997 a much more profound book and one I have …

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Classic SciFi 10: Arkady & Boris Strugatsky, Roadside Picnic

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  8 September 2017 Classic SciFi 10: Arkady & Boris Strugatsky, Roadside Picnic 1977 Preamble Vladimir Putin is sometimes treated as a bit of a joke in the West. This is a dangerous delusion, Putin has resurrected the oligarchy of the old Soviet Union. The uncontrolled Mafia and free market millionaires are gone. The Kremlin …

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Classic SciFi 9: Isaac Asimov I, Robot & Killer Robots

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     Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 April 2017 Isaac Asimov I, Robot & Killer Robots Today Introduction The killer robots come later. I bought two novels at Asia Books in Bangkok in late February and was offered, as part of a promotion, one book free from a remainder pile. I dithered between a beginners guide to Nietzche (not a Belgian — …

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