I Buried a Pony

No, this is not some ref­er­ence to hid­den lyrics in a Bea­t­les song. Nor is it a euphemism for some­thing rude. This is a sto­ry that I have told often, […]

A Current Affair vs Today Tonight

In the won­der­ful world of “cur­rent affairs” pro­grams on Aus­tralian tele­vi­sion, there is no com­pe­ti­tion when it comes to A Cur­rent Affair vs Today Tonight. That’s because they are not […]

The Black and White Ball

Many years ago I had the priv­i­lege of being invit­ed to attend the Gren­fell Black and White Ball. This was some­thing I was very much look­ing for­ward to at the […]

Funnel Web Spider Syndrome

Due to my affin­i­ty with spi­ders, peo­ple often tell me spi­der relat­ed sto­ries, or ask spi­der­ly advice. “Hey, there was a spi­der in my kitchen last night.  I think it […]

Empire Avenue

I have no idea of what I am doing. But I am now list­ed on Empire Avenue, and you can buy or sell me. And if you sign up for […]

I thought it was time to com­bine a cou­ple of my “cre­ative” out­lets. As I demon­strat­ed in my last post, cre­at­ing music with Garage­Band is tak­ing up a good per­cent­age […]

Where the bloody hell are Ewe?

The met­al sheep art­work by the late artist Les Kos­satz has been a Can­ber­ra Civic icon for many years.  Tourists and locals alike have often con­tem­plat­ed the mean­ing behind “Ainslie’s […]

The Diving Knife Incident

Dur­ing my first big adven­ture over­seas, I pret­ty much packed every­thing. I packed every­thing I need­ed, as well as every­thing I may ever need. Being on an extreme bud­get, I […]