Conan needs an ultra wide monitor.What is best in life Conan? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of the women! What is best if you ca…
What to cook first?We've been preparing the way for the delivery of my Big Green Egg. Mostly that’s meant a lot of painting and oiling out on the front deck where …
My TV weekend is sorted.I’ll kick off as always with Ted Lasso because that’s what I have instead of therapy. But then I’m rocking the new golden age of sci fi. FOUNDAT…
Jack Reacher shrugged.About ten years ago, maybe more, I had to interview Lee Child on stage for the Melbourne Writers Festival. I did my homework, read about five of…
Ian McEwan gets C+ for essay on Ian McEwanCleaning out my notebook yesterday and came across this old LA Times bit about Big ‘L’ literature guy Ian McEwan helping his kid write a high sc…
Shattered Skies proof copies Got a box of these bad boys in the post today. Wasn’t expecting that for a while. The release date is in the US format. It’s coming January 11, …
Bad leadership is something other leaders do.Never having worked in a real job for more than five minutes, and certainly never having had to salute anybody, I’ve spent a bit time reading up…
Deal or no deal, the nuclear sub thing is too thinky to think about.A lot of peeps at my other stack were expecting me to write about the AUKUS submarine last Friday, and I’ll admit I spent a whole heap of time r…
Hashtag 'Justin was right'.My Big Green Egg is still in transit from the US, but I’ve been getting ready. It’s going on the front deck, in the space currently occupied by …
Sleeper AgentI’ve always loved the ‘sleeping killer’ genre of stories. Jason Bourne and The Long Kiss Goodnight are obvious examples from the world of spies.…
I wrote a short piece for some investment mavens about the amount of private investment piling up in near earth orbit, and was surprised to discover a …
Nick Cave's great Charlie Watts storyVia (Jon Gruber). I decided that it might be a good idea to get in shape for an upcoming tour and so I booked some training sessions at a local …