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Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! (he says with teenage angst)

November 5, 2013

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Like plenty of other people, I have been known to use my blogs to make the occasional confession. As I start typing, it is late afternoon and an episode of The Brady Bunch is on. And that inspires the confession. The Brady Bunch started in 1969, running as a continuing series until 1974 although as […]

2013? Bring it on!

December 31, 2012

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A Happy New Year to all and may the coming year finally see some true peace in the world. (And me finishing my first best-seller. And becoming a filthy stinking rich playboy – got the filthy and stinking bits in hand already. And kicking arse in the RAW national stand up comedy competition in 2013. […]

Some free fiction – Triumph of the Scientific Mind

December 14, 2012

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Now there are those who think I’m a miserable git. But just to prove them all completely wrong, here is the first of my Freebie Fiction – giving away some of my previously published short fiction – a small, hopefully amusing short piece previously published in 100 Stories for Queensland and now I have made […]

Cheats should never be allowed to prosper

September 5, 2012

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I have blasted on this overall theme before today and now I’m at it again. Recently there were some noises being made about the review-for-hire scene where an author could pay these dodgy operators the appropriate fee in return for which the ‘reviewer’ wrote glowing things about the author’s work. So I blasted about that […]

Vale: Leslie Nielsen – and his lesson for all of us

August 25, 2012

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In a very sad day, Leslie Nielsen has passed away at age 84. To a great many of us, Nielsen was best known as a comedy actor but this came very much in the latter part of his career. During his approximately 60 years in front of the camera, he was for the longer part […]

What is the future for literary review in Australia?

July 14, 2012

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The Fairfax media group has been in the press quite a bit lately. This coverage has primarily been about the attempt by mining-heiress Gina Reinhardt to basically force the Fairfax Board to give she and her allies three seats on the Board and editorial hiring-and-firing control, in defiance of the Board’s existing stance of editorial […]

Real life is better than fiction

February 10, 2012

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There is an old adage that a painter cannot actually paint what a brilliant sunset really looks like because the glorious colours look just too brilliant that they would be accused of hamming it up. Similarly the ‘real life’ depictions of people can only go so far in creating farcical situations before being accused of just […]

Little things becoming special

January 12, 2012

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I use this blog to usually blog about more serious things. But sometimes you just have one of those days you just want to share. I arrived back home yesterday and the plane was some 15 minutes early due to the howling tail wind. That was nice. Today I received an unexpected and quite nice […]