2014 Update. Since blogging this in 2011 and writing my review of Liam Davison's Collected Stories a few years before that, I wish to acknowledge the passing of Davison and his wife on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine. I, like many, am saddened by the loss of such a talented story teller. I am honoured … Continue reading The long and short of it
You know how other people's dreams are usually boring? I'll try not to be. But remember, you volunteered to read this. I don't often recall dreams. Pretty sure I undergo the usual REM and sleep cycles, so I know I dream. But the other night I dreamed and I remembered. It hasn't faded away yet … Continue reading Writing? Tell ’em you’re dreamin’?
So I've bitten the bullet, jumped back on the horse and a whole bunch of other clichés and will be returning to formal study in March. Specifically a post-graduate creative writing course, perhaps with a touch of research near the end if I do well enough which will help me get that elusive novel(la) in me finished. … Continue reading Got Novel Ideas Part III
So the big news, other than news is Nicole Kidman has admitted to using Botox. I think my response is big whoop. Which is semi-polite Australian for 'who cares'? It's like my electrician admitting to liking hip hop instead of pub rock. I don't care as long as it doesn't affect the job he does when uncrossing wires or … Continue reading Botox Rouge!
So since my last post I've driven through a locust plague. I could feel them crunch under the wheels of my car as I drove along. They rose in clattering clouds along the road sides and slammed into my windshield so they cast locusty shadows on the dashboard. Sometimes they bounced up over the roof with a dry … Continue reading Janudreary