Australia Eve

Which is what my son called it today. Which is kind of funny, but given that it is the night before Australia Day of course, I’m not surprised he picked up on that. I’m fairly conflicted about Australia Day. I’m not entirely against it, and do appreciate a national day, but I despise the bogan ...

Getting preoccupied with the wrong things

Getting preoccupied with the wrong things
I have a post on iPad music apps I keep wanting to finish, not to mention that TAFE assignment, but right now all I can think about is the fire situation at home. Fires have been around Coonabarabran since Sunday, and while things should be okay for the town (where I am) it’s far from ...

My votes for Triple J Hottest 100 2012… and why

Put in my votes for Triple J’s Hottest 100 this afternoon. My 10 songs can be seen on this handy page they generate: http://bit.ly/Uum3iH I picked six Australian songs and four American songs, which is about my usual split. And being my place, here are my selections, and a brief note on why I choose each of ...

Disingenuous Dick Smith?

Disingenuous Dick Smith?
Seeing a lot of ads for Dick Smith’s new all-round “Aussie foods” venture. And while I freely admit that his motives may be pure and wonderful, the whole thing strikes me as odd as highly disingenuous. This may be just me, but I think many would feel the same way. I’ve basically taught myself to ...

Coonabarabran High School Feast of Words Writers Festival 2012

I spoke on the same bill as Peter Fitzsimons tonight! Well, that might sound a bit hyperbolic, but actually it’s completely true As part of our Feast of Words Writers Festiival, tonight was our literary dinner. And after turning up as an interested guest, suddenly some of my lovely colleagues asked if I could sit ...

Merry Christmas to all!

Merry Christmas to all!
Merry Christmas to all… Hope you have had or are having a great day, hope you get something and give something equally good, and hope you spend the day with just the right people. Some snapshots of my day: Have a great day! Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Remembering this date

Just like everyone else in the world, it seems fitting to put at least something brief down about the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. A lot of conflicting emotions, I must say. It was a terrible event, that goes without saying, but I think straight away the reaction to the event (and the ...

Text Prize 2011

The winner of the Text Prize 2011 was announced this morning: http://textpublishing.com.au/news/post/text-prize-winner-announced1/ “The winner of the 2011 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing is Myke Bartlett, for his adventure novel The Relic, in which mythological creatures invade suburban Perth and threaten the world.” I can’t help but thinking this is the final proof ...

NRL TV — good for foreigners, not Aussie league fans 2

I’m both heartened and annoyed to find this site exists: NRL TV — Watch live NRL games and replays online It’s exactly what I’ve wished existed for years… for $15 a month you can watch all NRL games live or on replay. Perfect for the league fan who (like me), finds pay TV expensive and ...

This is called Summer?

Apparently it’s the first day of Summer. But you wouldn’t know it with this weather… rain for a week, flooding, darkness in the day and more. It’s rained more this year than for years previously, and don’t we know it. With the roof leaking and things gone well past “it’s good for the farmers” (it’s ...
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