Some of the best philosophers are bears: Introducing Mawson Bear

Here is some of the text of an interview by Rachel Nightingale, author of the Tales of Tarya, of Mark, Mawson Bear’s Guardian. ‘Mawson is the proud author of It’s a bright world to feel lost in, published by Publisher Obscura. This is a beautiful philosophical book in the vein of The blue day book by Bradley Trevor Grieve. It is the perfect sort of book to buy … Continue reading Some of the best philosophers are bears: Introducing Mawson Bear

‘Chekov’s Three Sisters Would Have Got To Moscow’. Notes on Georgette Heyer

The Tedettes Jane Austen Book Club are now engrossed in the novels of the Queen of Regency Romance, Georgette Heyer. They have learned more about their heroine from Jane Aiken Hodges biography. It’s called The Private World of Georgette Heyer (Quotes from the Chivers 1984 edition). Hodge’s Foreword: “She was .. an immensely skilled and meticulous craftswoman. She did her best to conceal her high … Continue reading ‘Chekov’s Three Sisters Would Have Got To Moscow’. Notes on Georgette Heyer

Often A Bounder: The Tedette’s Jane Austen Book Club reads about Georgette Heyer’s Heroes

Thrilled by Jane Austen’s novels, the Tedettes Jane Austen Book Club looked about for more books on the Regency. Their house (like every house, surely) turned out to be a treasure trove of novels by Georgette Heyer.  They also got their paws on Jane Aiken Hodges biography,  The Private World of Georgette Heyer  (Chivers 1984 edition). Read about their discovery here. Heroes Georgette Heyer created her … Continue reading Often A Bounder: The Tedette’s Jane Austen Book Club reads about Georgette Heyer’s Heroes

Turtles and Clear Water: The Lagoon at Lady Elliot Island

Welcome back to Lady Elliot Island, a coral quay on The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. We flew here with BeeBear (read all about it here) and walked around exploring (read it here.) But what do you really want to see at a coral lagoon? The lagoon of course! The glass bottomed boats leave from the beach at the end of the runway that runs … Continue reading Turtles and Clear Water: The Lagoon at Lady Elliot Island

Slow Life on Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia

Hope you enjoyed reading of BeeBear’s adventurous journey to Lady Elliot Island. Here is the Post about it. We settled into the simple cabin and stepped out on to our little veranda just twenty metres from the beach by the lagoon. The tide was half out. You can do guided reef walks at low tide. Snorkelling is only allowed at high tide. Overhanging our veranda … Continue reading Slow Life on Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia

Choking the Ocean: A Bear Wouldn’t Do That

Professor Cadbeary reads on about the plague of plastics in the ocean. “That’s a dreadful LOT of this plastic stuff”.   “But didn’t they realise it would all go down into the ocean?”   “We bears wouldn’t do this. Plastics taste awful”. More Things These Bears Would Not Do: Plastics, Yuk , Not These Bears, ,  Climate Change x 170. You are in the blog … Continue reading Choking the Ocean: A Bear Wouldn’t Do That

A Bear Wouldn’t Do That: Plastics, Yuk.

Mawson’s Guardian says: There are all kinds of things that your bear and mine would never do. Sadly, they are things that People do anyway. Our Professor Cadbury Bear, Gustave and Bomund look at the news when no-one is looking. And too often the things they see are things they wish they hadn’t. Here Professor Caddy stumbles on news about the Artic. “That much plastic … Continue reading A Bear Wouldn’t Do That: Plastics, Yuk.

Climate Change: A Bear Wouldn’t Do That

Professor Caddy was  looking at the news one day, as bears do when no one is about. She was puzzled. “How completely baffling”     “However did they manage to do that?”   “It wasn’t us bears who did it. We can’t even count to 170. “.  ‘ A Bear Wouldn’t Do That’ by Mark O’Dwyer. All sources are acknowledged. Continue reading Climate Change: A Bear Wouldn’t Do That

BeeBear Flies to Lady Elliot Island on The Great Barrier Reef

Three years ago BeeBear spent two amazing days and nights at Lady Elliot Island , a coral quay on the south end of The Great Barrier Reef. The island has featured on an episode of David Attenborough’s TV series, Great Barrier Reef because it is a conservation success story.  Beebear took her people along to show them all that good work. Also, for a little holiday. Where is … Continue reading BeeBear Flies to Lady Elliot Island on The Great Barrier Reef

A Bear Wouldn’t Do That. Oh, no, not these bears

Meet Professor Cadbeary (Caddy), and her friends Gustave and Bomund. These brave bears are prepared to read about some of the awful things that People do. It’s a miserable job for any bear, but someone has to do it. Here at ‘A Bear Wouldn’t Do That’, our trio are bewildered that anyone would imprison refugee kids or pollute the ocean with plastics or heat it … Continue reading A Bear Wouldn’t Do That. Oh, no, not these bears

Who is this Writer-Bear named Mawson? He is a pondering author for our befuddled times

Do you sometimes feel a bit muddled about, well, Things ? Sometimes rather ruffled when Things just go and, well, Happen ? Sometimes feel confused one moment and completely baffled the next? It’s not easy being Grownup. All this business of having to be sophisticated and industrious all day long! It just wears you down. But when you arrive in Mawson’s cosy world, the frazzled … Continue reading Who is this Writer-Bear named Mawson? He is a pondering author for our befuddled times