A very brief bitter history.

It seems to be that the more dire world events become, the more we need our bread and circuses to give us some emotional and psychological relief. Back in the days of ye olde yore, unless an army marched into the village, the only dire events were an occasional fire,...

Heroes.

The local media demonstrates a growing tendency to call anyone who has achieved anything reasonably notable as: a hero. So… We have: a former Olympic swimming hero; Aussie cricket heroes; snow-boarding heroes; a racing car hero; a music industry hero…...

Books should be ‘magical’.

Life has its little disappointments. I’m not talking about the big ones like cancer, bush-fires, flood, earthquakes, heart attacks, war, terrorism and divorce. I mean the little ones: the hamburger not looking like the ones in the ads; getting caught in the...

No blog today (Thanks, Herman’s Hermits.)

No blog today, my brain has gone away. I only just managed to feed the Wonder Dog. No blog today, I’ve had the monthly jab, The drug has kicked in and my head’s in a fog. My stomach’s churning, my head is really pounding. I drag myself around like...