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 ...

Apparently I write like…

From the popular online game thing, via Joe Hill, Warren Ellis and others… I put in the opening of my current work and I got this back: I write like James Joyce I Write Like. Analyze your writing! Well, um… okay… I did think Joe Hill’s result was funny Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

John Green tell it how it really is for an author

Yes, even a successful one. It’s not a solo game. He makes great videos, Mr Green, and really explains how the publishing industry actually works, and how much collaboration it truly takes to produce a successful career. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

A new beginning? 1

I got a notification today saying that I have been accepted into the Graduate Entry Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) today. At Charles Sturt University, via Distance Education. Should be good. Yes, it looks like I’m taking the path to a teacher. I like to think that it’s a path I’ve been on already, and this ...

This doesn’t end here

I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s kind of counter-productive to make me self write here every single day, no matter whether there is something to say or not. I know I’ve pushed it at times anyway, but I guess I kept it up until now. And my writing energy really needs to be pushed ...

I need to write more

Yes, again. Been off the novel for a short while, and I won’t get mopey about it (who the hell needs that?) But I know I need to get back on the book — I felt stalled briefly but I know it’s there. I saw a Guardian story on Twitter recently: James Rhodes: ‘Find what ...

The political debate gets nauseous

So now we might need a “levy” for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. In some ways, if people thought taxes for funding society were still worth it (as opposed to the new model of “everyone for themselves and screw the rest of you”) we wouldn’t need this. ┬áBut the levy model comes about because every ...

Suckers for punishment

Another Monday, another episode of Q&A where the Twitterverse had a collective freakout. I rarely watch it, for so many reasons, but you get a great idea of what is happening just by watching the Twitter feed anyway. Tonight seemed much worse than usual… I think my friends are getting sick of the show finally! ...

Last day off…

I’m back at school tomorrow, which I’ve virtually had two weeks off from… excepting three very quiet days there of course. At least it will be a quiet start, with two staff development days before any students return! Right now, I’m wavering between deeply optimistic and excited, and angry, annoyed and deeply sarcastic, depending on ...

Iron Man 3 review

Went over to Tamworth today with Sallie and the two older boys to check out Iron Man 3 (and a few other things we could fit in). It’s the first Iron Man I’ve actually seen at the movies (well, not counting The Avengers of course) and none of us were disappointed! It’s just really great ...
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