All the way back in 1994, barely two months into my Honours year in Philosophy at Monash, I had to … Continue Reading Let’s try that again… at a distance.
First, WOOOOHOOOOO!!!! I am now enrolled in the Master of Public Health at The University of Melbourne – or UniMelb, … Continue Reading I’m in!!! Now it gets interesting…
While hunting for a new desktop photo from my 2009 writing retreat in New Zealand, just now, I found this … Continue Reading From little things…
The Australian audio book industry lost one of its pioneers and favourite voices, on the 30th of December. Stephanie Daniel … Continue Reading Vale Stephanie Daniel
Welcome to the Jungle by Hilary SmithMy rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the first of, no doubt, many … Continue Reading Review: Welcome to the Jungle by Hilary Smith
I know I was going to be lighter today but once again the priorities of those in the society in which I live show through and I am disgusted and saddened. During investigations for a report entitled “CHILDREN IN STATE … Continue Reading Is this really who we are?
Every Monday at 6pm and Thurs at 5:30 pm for the last few weeks, a 6ft, willowy Japanese woman named Akiko (written with the kanji meaning “bright”or “shining” & “girl”) comes to our humble flat to teach us Japanese. She … Continue Reading The metaphysics of becoming multi-lingual.
Via a blog on language and its use, I recently came across a circumlocution such as Sir Humphrey Appleby of Yes Minister & Prime would be proud: “… the filmmakers added new scenes to the film, including one where Mr. … Continue Reading Sir Humphrey would be so proud…
You will have noticed in the entry below that I have been researching for “The War of Wind and Moon” lately. At first, I was researching for the reason anyone writing a book set in the real-world (even if it … Continue Reading A Change in Focus
Aaahhhh sweet, succulent, sparkling DSL… soooooo good 🙂 Now the bitch: At last, after 5 months of phone calls to Optus, Telstra, the TIO, the ACCC – round and round – trying to get Telstra to stop their anti-competitive behaviour … Continue Reading Technical Bitch
Well, access to my myspace page was finally resurrected for me today. I logged on and, as usual, found little use for it except to see some old messages from strangers (cause the ones I really want to talk to … Continue Reading MySpace Miscellany
Okay so it’s taken me a while and it’s been a little hard but I think I’m finally settling in. Having to go back and forth for the first month didn’t help but the thing which has at last cracked … Continue Reading Settling in in Sydney
At the risk of this blog becoming a self indulgent diary (all blogs are self indulgent, no getting away from that, but a diary is not what this was supposed to be) I am happy to report that the Sydney … Continue Reading 2bed, 2bath, 2 happy Ruschenas 🙂
A quick note as the dishwasher prevents my shower and I’ve finished taking measurements of every piece of furniture we have and gathering together every possible thing I could need with 5 days in Sydney ahead of me … to … Continue Reading Block Schmock 🙂
I have discovered that NOT TURNING ON THE COMPUTER CONNECTED TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD AT ALL during the day helps me to write!! Huge discovery I know lol but there it is.Of course this doesn’t mean the computer doesn’t go … Continue Reading Teaching myself to suck eggs… lol
Okay so it’s not exactly a resolution but it kinda smacks of it and since it is this time of year… still maybe I shouldn’t be painting it with the brush of a billion broken plans but I do intend … Continue Reading A Pre-New Year Resolution (does that give it more credibility?)