RIP Tom Clancy

Was saddened to read yesterday that author Tom Clancy passed away, aged 66, after a “brief illness”. Guess it must have been sudden, as he had a new novel at the end of the year, and a new Jack Ryan movie directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Chris Pine (a “reboot”, I guess). His passing ...

The wedding anniversary

Now here’s the interesting part… it’s Lachie’s birthday and that will probably be the main thing for the foreseeable future on this day… but it’s also my wedding anniversary… awkward! So just a quick happy anniversary to my wonderful wife, Sallie. We make our own time for these events, especially when a birthday comes on ...

Happy Birthday Lachie!

Happy Birthday Lachie!
Happy Birthday to the cleverest, happiest 4-year-old you’ll ever see, Lachlan Turner! Lachie is such a quick and clever child, and everyday he has something new to say and something even better to show us. In so many ways it seems like he’s been a clever toddler forever, but that’s just because he’s been so ...

Fascinating colour film footage from 1927…

A window into the past — London, 1927: “Time machines exist: we call them movies”. From Joe Hill, via Neil Gaiman. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Papal resignation

Papal resignation
The Pope in Fatima, 2010. Image from Flickr account Catholic Church (England and Wales), used under Creative Commons License. Well I guess this was surprising, given the way the job usually goes: Pope to resign. Not enormously interesting in a direct or personal sense, but it is history-making, and really, what a history! There really isn’t ...

Three years today

I realised it’s my third work anniversary today. Three years to the day since I started working at Coonabarabran High School. It’s the longest lasting full time job I’ve ever had. (Let that one sink in). And I’m not bored at all. I don’t want “a change”. I don’t feel the need to leave any ...

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 ...

RIP John Hughes… “Don’t You Forget About Me”

Sad news today with reports that John Hughes, legendary 1980s writer/director of such movies as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (among others), has died age 59 of a heart attack. ABC Online While I was almost too young to get most of those movies in their original release, ...

Tomorrow is the big day

Actually in more ways than one… It’s Sallie and I’s third wedding anniversary. Which is big, and good… but also to be mostly ignored. Because it will be our third son’s birthday… Sallie is off to hospital in the morning to have our child delivered, and I will be there of course. It’s all been ...

Anniversary

Just realised, that, give or take a few days, it’s been 10 years since I moved out of home and moved in with my girlfriend, who eventually became my wife. Ten years. Doesn’t seem like a long time, but it’s nearly a third of my life, and a hell of a good time 🙂 In ...
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