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… -31.283041149.284107Share 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 ...

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 ...
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