The other event today

Apart from being Lachie’s birthday today, it’s also a little other thing. I say little but of course it’s one of the most important events in my life — my wedding anniversary. Thank you Sallie. I love you. But when Lachie was born on the same day three years after we were married. the day ...

Happy Birthday Lachie!

Happy Birthday Lachie!
My biggest little man is five years old today! It all happens so quickly… the next thing I know he’ll be a professional Ninja Warrior music star I know today was his second “party” and he’ll have a third party by the weekend — but I’m happy to oblige. Lachie is such a good kid ...

And then what happened?

And then what happened?
The title is the core of all storytelling — “And then what happened?” — it’s what the reader wants to know, it’s what the writer has to ask themselves and what drives everything in your storytelling. It’s inherently the power of telling a story. A clear sentiment, but one expressed recently by Neil Gaiman and ...

And they wonder why young people hate newspapers?

Found on Twitter today: Brave journalism by @theheraldsun This dangerous school girl is a threat to us all. pic.twitter.com/wcQcCiFAfZ — John Birmingham (@JohnBirmingham) May 23, 2014   There are so many thoughts that come to mind when I see this… but I will leave it with my headline. I mean, as a “news” outlet News ...

I have finally joined Goodreads

Don’t know why I didn’t before, never really made a decision on it either way. But now I have, it’s been quite quick to add a lot of books that I’ve read, old and new. And I’ll experiment with the widgets of course too: Stephen’s bookshelf: favorites Old Man’s War by John Scalzi Accelerando by ...

Happy birthday to Will and an awesome day!

Happy birthday to Will and an awesome day!
Wednesday is my son’s 10th birthday. This is a wonderful thing and a nice milestone for any kid, but especially for Will. He’s seem so much, and experienced so much already with all his medical issues that it wasn’t necessarily a given that he’d reach this. I know I can tell myself that sort of ...

Happy Easter or whatever you choose to celebrate

Happy Easter or whatever you choose to celebrate
A Happy Easter here, but also a quiet one. Just time at home really, basically the entire weekend. Close by relatives not too well so no visit, so just family and fun here. Easter Sunday, AKA Chocolate day, was particularly appealing for the boys: I watched a few things — the music documentary “Sound City” ...

Happy birthday to me and other great news 2

Happy birthday to me and other great news
I wouldn’t typically put it as openly as the above, but hey, it’s my birthday, that’s nice, and I finally seem to have learned in recent years that you don’t get anything unless you put yourself out there a bit and let people know what is what So, it’s another birthday, with of course many ...

Oscars Eve 2014

Oscars Eve 2014
  I’ve often written about the Oscars in the past, and haven’t said much about it this year. So now, on the night before the big show, here’s some thoughts on this year’s crop of movies that are nominated: Best Picture I’ve seen three out of the nine nominees this year — Gravity, American Hustle ...

“New ” gaming journalism and the C64

Been thinking about this on and off for a long time, but it’s really come to mind this morning as I listened and interacted with another Digital Writer’s Festival panel, this time on games journalism. I put in a few questions and I learned a lot, but it got me thinking again about for me ...
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