Ned Kelly town

Ned Kelly town
In 2006 when I last took the family to Victoria we stopped at Glenrowan, famous for the Ned Kelly siege. Today we’re in Jerilderie, famous for the other Kelly raid and his letter. They’re keen to show it off, and there’s a little historical area with a lot of still standing buildings and displays. A ...

And we’re here at Jerilderie

And we're here at Jerilderie
Long day by design and we’re at Jerilderie for the night. Never been here before, lots of Ned Kelly history to see in the morning. But just dinner for now. Then Mythbusters Star Wars special then sleep! Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Lunchtime day 1–Forbes

Lunchtime day 1--Forbes
We’re in Forbes to eat in the park. Surrounded by 19th century buildings and it’s quite nice if the sun stays out! The boys are split between restless and tired — never the same of course… Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

On the road to..,

On the road to..,
We left home this morning right on 9am, heading generally south towards Victoria and our adventures. First stop about 11.30am, Peak Hill, just for a quick stretch. The view is the road: Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

A little teaser excerpt from my current work 1

It’s Youth Bytes, and it’s something familiar if you’ve read any of it previously, but well, it’s changed quite a bit now too… For those who asked to see it 🙂 ________________   Chapter 1: Ben Hamilton was a beautiful boy, but dull and simple too, in his own way. Things were fun but they ...

Big news for the month

Big news for the month
I realised I actually didn’t post about this… so many things happening, so many things going on, some good, some not so good. But earlier this month there was this announcement:     Walkley Grants for Innovation in Journalism: Inaugural Winners Stephen Turner, “Youth Bytes” Youth Bytes will be an online hub for student news ...

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 ...
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