Category Archives: Australia3

Maunsell Consultants sends me to Asia

Some few days after finishing my read of ‘The Acts of the Green Apples’, Maunsell and Partners contacted me.  They had a major project for me in Hong Kong.  I would have to leave within a month. Is this just … Continue reading

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‘The Acts of the Green Apples’

A short time later I received a paperback book in the mail, from my mother in America.  Its title was ‘The Acts of the Green Apples’, by Jean Stone Willans.  In a note she said that my cousin Ted had … Continue reading

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I couldn’t put the Bible down

After Dan Armstrong’s laying his hands on my head, I didn’t feel particularly different, no ‘great ecstasy’, whatever that means. Curiously, though, I felt a desire to read a book, maybe a novel or something.  Looking through my bookshelf, my … Continue reading

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Our church invites a ‘missioner’

Our Methodist church in Lane Cove invited Reverend Dan Armstrong, a Methodist ‘missioner’, to hold a series of meetings during a cold week in July.  The intent was to lead the younger people in church to a deeper spiritual commitment.  … Continue reading

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A new client and a professional disagreement

My engineering geophysical consultancy got a boost when the English civil engineering firm, Maunsell and Partners, offered me a retainer for priority use of my services.  They had me do engineering geophysical projects in Hobart and Launceston, Tasmania, and, in … Continue reading

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An expanding business

Two Australian sales franchises for geophysical instruments, a business partner, and an entry into engineering geophysics consulting resulted in more activity in Australia and southeast Asia.  The franchises were for Bison Instruments, who built a simple, sophisticated digital seismograph and … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and Christmas in the US

In early November I traveled to Minnesota to join my family.  An around-the-world flight ticket enabled me to attend two professional society conventions and spend both Thanksgiving and Christmas with my parents. The first leg took me to Munich via … Continue reading

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I’m a bachelor again, for a while

With Elle and boys in the US, I was free to do some things for which I would have had no time, normally. One weekend I decided to have a three-day fast over a holiday weekend. I took a Bible, … Continue reading

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Elle and boys visit US relatives

In June 1972, with Erik almost two years old, we decided that Elle and the boys should go to the US to stay with my parents for a few months, so they could get to know their paternal   grandparents.  Erik’s … Continue reading

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The Australian Opera treats its ‘Friends’ well

Now that we’d settled in Lane Cove, we thought that it might be good to get tickets to the Australian Opera.  The great Sydney Opera House was due to open in a year, so maybe if we got tickets early, … Continue reading

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