Author: Amfortas

When chaos comes

Amfortas at OoL: When Chaos comes, it can be triggered by unexpected, tiny things being in the wrong place at the wrong time, even minding its own beeswax. The largest and most complex machinery can suddenly and catastrophically grind to…

Strange times in Oz

JH – Couldn’t be a***ed doing one on Australia Day this year so here it is from Amfortas. It’s also Chuckles’s birthday – getting positively ancient, that man. ……….. Black looks all round. If there is a Wizard behind the…

Australians know ‘Rule 303’

But Americans are just learning it. Amercians need to know Rule 302 as well. First Rule 303. Few Americans have heard the phrase and fewer know what it means.  I will tell you. Lt. ‘Breaker’ Morant, an Oz soldier in…

Cave World

It’s a logical world, any day now. A chap sees a lot of oversimplification on Men’s Activism sites regarding who are smarter, men or women, and the issue of the primacy of emotion or logic as the better way of…

When the heat is not the only issue

We’re in a cold snap and the Australians are in a hot snap or heat wave. However, the heat is not the only issue downunder, according to Amfortas who quotes Joanna Nova: Read more at OoL.

Simulators

(Photo) My Learjet over my home airport. I will tell about my trip around the world in this beautiful simulated machine one day soon. But now… let’s look at Simulators. Origins: The military again. I have had the pleasure –…

It’s a pilot’s life for he

This is Amfortas’s first post on his ownsome – pleased to have him onboard. ……….. Why are so few Pilots, women? A Pilot’s life is glamorous, isn’t it? Highly paid? High Status? Women complain that it is a ‘boy’s club’…