One good thing about Covid19, it kept me out of my usual dives for most of last year. Instead, I had a year of writing. Lots and lots of writing. And t…
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Turns out I don’t know my apocalypse from my armageddon. I totally thought it would all be about flesh-eating demons spilling out of the UnderRealms, o…
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New mateThe arrival a new dog should always be a happy event, but this fine fellow comes to us in bittersweet circumstances. He’s a rescue dog, technica…
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From the Department of Predictable Consequences...… comes the Facebook decision to turn off access to its platform for local news orgs. (And hundreds of innocent bystanders like the weather bure…
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IKEA for killer robotsI built myself some shelving for the gym today. It’s a three deck garage workshop piece from Bunnings. The manufacturer is a local mob called Pi…
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Whisky tango foxtrotted.Had a week in Yamba with Jane. It was great. I’m not allowed to tell you how great it was because nobody who knows anything about Yamba wants an…
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The Stand, 2020.The Stand was the first book I bought with my own money, and the book I have read more often than any other. I’m well over a dozen times through…
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Road foodA long time ago The Age paid me to fly to Sydney and have dinner at Tetsuya’s. The dinner cost about a grand, the booze about half that again, a…
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There are some friends you will forgive almost anything. You lend them favourite books you will never see again. You bail them out at three in the morn…
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Dopamine Jones.So I’m sitting in this cafe. Right now, writing this entry on my phone. Because I’m trying to stay off Twitter and FaceZuck. It’s like jonesing …
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Ukrainian FelafelLast year I had a request from a Ukrainian company who wanted to translate Felafel and release it upon that long suffering country. It is now ou…
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Manuscript away!I hit send on the manuscript for The Shattered Skies, the second book in the Cruel Stars series last night. That was a relief. I'd hoped to fini…
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