A different blog this weekend, folks. As I assume most of you reading this are from outside of the great nation of Australia, I thought I’d tell you about the issue that seems to be taking over our TV screens, radio waves, newspapers, and, of … Continue reading The rainbow nation
It happened. I’d heard people talk about it, in writing groups and elsewhere, but had never felt the emotion that overtakes when it happens to you. The other day, a friend of mine rang me up and said; “Guess what? Your book isn’t in the … Continue reading My first time
Been through quite an experience of late. Publishing poetry is no easy business. What’s best? Getting your poetry into a magazine or having a publisher tell you; “Welcome to the family.” I’m yet to decide. As so many say, one is the quick way to … Continue reading Publishing – the struggle
The sepulchre of the sentiment That stands beside the Seine The green seeds of the linden tree That captivate your name Away, be gone, that sentiment In place, another, quite unknown A surreptitious sentiment One rushes to disown You have no place standing … Continue reading The Sepulchre
“With gritted teeth.” That’s how one Liberal Party member described the way voters should approach the ballot box on Polling Day. Come 2nd July and the voting public of Australia had other ideas. At time of writing, votes are still being counted in a number … Continue reading With gritted teeth – the Australian Federal Election
I woke up this morning on this bright and sunny day to read commentary in the morning paper about the term ‘guys.’ Apparently the Australian of the Year, David Morrison, found it within himself to announce his abhorrence at its use. ‘Those guys just weren’t … Continue reading Freedom – where did you go?
Taxpayer Thomas was anxious,
It was that time of year
When his tax refund would relieve anxiety
And replace it with a cheer.