CREATIVE INSECURITY IS NORMAL! ENCOURAGING KIDS SHOULD BE TOO! Driving my daughter to school this morning, she said to me, “I’d like to write a story about a wizard, Daddy, but I’m not good enough.” I was aghast – horrified. I’ve wanted to be a writer since before I was a teenager. I vividly remember...
35 YEARS SCHOOL REUNION! This year marks thirty-five years since I graduated high school. THIRTY-FIVE BLOODY YEARS. That is two thirds of my life ago (67% – so I did learn something there)! And this Saturday, seventy or so ex-students are going to converge on a suburban pub for a reunion… which I happily confess...
The Phil Collins Rule Back in the days I had a hard and fast PHIL COLLINS RULE. It was simple, really: If you hear Phil Collins come on the radio or a CD, you turned it off, asked whoever’s place you were at to turn it off, or left the vicinity until it was finished....
AUSTRALIAN POLITICS, HUH – WHAT’S ALL THAT ABOUT? I really don’t want to write a lot about politics here – this website & blog is about my writing (more on that in the next couple of weeks!) BUT this week’s disgraceful state of affairs in Parliament is worthy of comment. It’s bad enough that the...
My First Gig The first concert I went to was… ABBA! Not bad for a rock n’ roller, eh. It was at the Perth Entertainment Centre, 10 March, 1977 – their first of five shows in Perth over three days. The concert started at 6pm, and another was scheduled for 9pm. Those were the days!...
Hello, Welcome, Velkommen, Bienvenue, G’day… This is my blog. Never really blogged before, but I’m going to blog. Not sure what about – as well as what I am writing about, probably anyandevery-thing that interests me, which means music, writing, food, family, our dogs, sunsets, the beach, and so on. I’m sure it’ll be more...
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