The below is a poem about a recent social media argument between science communicator, scientist and PhD candidate Upulie Divisekera (follow on Twitter @upulie ) and a very famous tech entrepreneur after he made some sweeping generalisations and dismissive statements. My little effort is styled upon Walt Whitman's When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer. When I … Continue reading Of nano, knowledge and social media
Welcome to my periodical rant about the world's first name author. Turn away now if you want to continue thinking it's a bloke... Part of my interest in archaeology stems from reading history and literary history. Time and again an individual 'unearths' or 'discovers' a rich literary, creative legacy related to our female cultural predecessors … Continue reading Enheduanna Bot?
I've mentioned previously that I keep a database of publications and my writing, to show me when and where I've sent what stories (and the odd poem) and how long I've waited to hear back (sometimes forever). Apart from occasional lapses in data entry (almost) everything I've sent out over the past five years is there. … Continue reading Writing words is a numbers game
The news, as it is wont to do these days, came via Twitter first, and then I found it in the mail. A poster. One of my stories for If: Books Open Changes was used for a Story Tree poster and it arrived the other day. It's the first time some of my writing has … Continue reading Writing like a tree
A post subtitled: where else to find writing by me. Apart from my thoughtful posts about SF TV and other important issues here, my most recent writing was published at Sparks of Consciousness blog here. It is a mock pretentious literary analysis speculative fiction essay/story experimental thing called : writer of nil repute. … Continue reading Shameless Self Promotion (Hashtag Writing)
The problems of the world are really big. They're awful and all-encompassing and involve all of us. I sign petitions, donate when I can, stay informed and try to not make choices that I dunno, badden things up. (I'm inventing phrases now, because creative). Nothing much changes. Or if it does, it is slowly by … Continue reading Running up that hill
I'm no expert on Game of Thrones, as I've seen exactly one episode and have never read the novels upon which it's based, so you can take or leave my comments. What has led to this post is one comment on twitter, which seemed to spark some debate. This is my response. The positives: I … Continue reading Two Cents on Game of Thrones
Hi, this is a very important update to the below post. Last week, via the goodness that is Twitter and Adam Hills, I discovered supermarkets around Australia are now stocking FruChocs. Calloo Callay! It's only taken a billionty years (approx), but yes, they are here. Of course the sad thing is they have been re-branded … Continue reading Blessed Be the FruChoc Stockest – Update