Happy birthday to my dearest wife

Happy birthday to my dear wife Sallie. I’d add a picture here but she hates that, so needless to say I wish her a wonderful birthday and everything she could want. There were some interesting gifts today of course, but mostly it was fairly quiet. It’s an odd and busy time at the moment, but ...

Happy birthday Alex!

Happy birthday to the happiest 7-year-old there is, Alex T! Just like his older brother, Alex has to deal with an odd set of issues (completely different ones, mind you) but he is just so happy and eager and well-rounded about everything he takes on. Have a great day son 🙂 Our plan for today ...

One year on

You always say you can’t believe a year has passed since something important, but this time, I really can’t believe a year has passed. It’s been one year to the day since Will’s kidney transplant, since I was the donor, and since we were both in hospital. This precise time last year I was asleep ...

Why I’m not doing NaNoWrimo but then I sort of am

It’s just into November now, and it’s that time of the year again. NaNoWrimo lights up the blogosphere and the social media world with cries of writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days… It seems like a lot, and it is. It’s about 1700 words a day, give or take, and unless you don’t ...

David Simon talks sense as always

Was privileged last night to see writer and TV creator David Simon at the Festival of Dangerous ideas at the Opera House. Somehow we even managed to get in the second row:   He was just metres away from us, and he spoke for an hour on a variety of topics around politics, the drug ...

So much going on…

There’s a lot happening for me right now, maybe some new things, maybe some big changes. I’m not putting any of it down here just yet (no fair you say? But there is such a thing as oversharing… or at least premature sharing!) so for now I will be silent. And no doubt, the silence ...

Siding Springs Open Day 2013

Siding Springs Open Day 2013, a set on Flickr. My image set from our family visit to the Siding Springs Observatory open day earlier this month. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

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 ...

Is this thing on…

Some odd problems with the site backend right now, so I wonder if this will work… Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

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 ...
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