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 ...

Lego school promises the building blocks to successful learning | Education | The Guardian

Such an interesting story — the new Lego school in Denmark, and how good would it be to see it in other places? (And I admit, work there too). Kept this in my active tabs for months and months… via DiigoRead the article Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Good Cop, Bad Cop: An Oral History of ‘The Shield’ – Mandatory

Brilliant and lengthy oral history of The Shield — definitely one of the best series of the last decade (and never talked about enough). Quotes from all the main actors and writers. Really detailed look at the creative process. via DiigoRead the article Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Blood in Your Eye: Why We Need Violent Stories — Vulture

Brilliance from Warren Ellis about violence in fiction and society: “Difficult topics must be engaged with, and in the way that fiction invites us to engage but numbing news-porn deliberately does not, because news wants us only to witness and have our buttons pushed, and denies greater emotional and intellectual immersion. The news doesn’t want ...

Joe Hill’s Thrills | xombiedirge: The Little Cornetto Book Series…

Love it… Pegg/Wright/Frost trilogy as Golden Books! via DiigoRead the article Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Paris Review – “One Murder Is Statistically Utterly Unimportant”: A Conversation with Warren Ellis, Molly Crabapple

Warren Ellis interviewed by Molly Crabapple for The Paris Review, which he still can’t believe wanted to interview him! via DiigoRead the article Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

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...

Guantanamo Bay Through The Eyes Of Artist Molly Crabapple | TPMMuckraker

Fascinating interview with artist Molly Crabapple about her trip to Guantanano and the art she did there, the people she met, what she saw. via DiigoRead the article 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 ...

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 ...
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