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blog 81: In which I journey to the Nation’s Capital (or What happens in Canberra doesn’t stay in Canberra!)

I’ve just returned from a very enjoyable week in CANBERRA with my wife. There wasn’t quite enough time for me to set all the Nation’s affairs in order, but you know, I did what I could. Here’s how it all went. I spent … Continue reading

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blog 80: In which JOE BAUER says, ‘Welcome to Jurassic World!”

My son Joe Bauer the illustrator of the Eric Vale and Derek ‘Danger’ Dale series has a new project underway creating animated trailers which take off  some of the upcoming big blockbuster films. He’s kicked it off with this JURASSIC WORLD … Continue reading

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REBLOG #7 (a blog from the backlog!) blog 16: In which I speak out of school

A question from a teacher as we made our way through a school playground narrowly avoiding riots and food fights. Teacher: Michael, do you ever miss full-time teaching? Me: Would it be rude and insensitive if I just laughed hysterically about now? ———————————————————————- … Continue reading

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blog 79: In which I discover that April actually wasn’t the cruelest month and so far May hasn’t been too bad either.

Yes it’s catch-up time again because as per usual I have failed in my commitment to blog more regularly. So looking back to APRIL … My wife, daughter and I had a lovely holiday with some good friends, here at Euramella … Continue reading

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blog 78: In which I look back over the past three months and try to remember what happened.

It’s the first of April. It’s true! Once again after promising much improved blogging in 2015 I have in fact delivered very little. As a result, I now have three months of my life to recap. Luckily for me, nothing much happens … Continue reading

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blog 77: In which three men walk into a bar but I’m not sure why or who they are or what happens there.

I’ve been thinking a bit about HUMOUR recently because on Saturday JUNE 13th 2015 I’ll be presenting an all-day HOW TO WRITE FUNNY workshop at the GONDOR WRITERS’ CENTRE Kilcoy . You can see the other fantastic presenters and their workshop times and details … Continue reading

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REBLOG#6: (a blog from the backlog!) blog 11: In which I ponder whether a rose by any other name would just be confusing.

I’ll say it for you: “Haven’t changed a bit!” The story goes that I was given the name Michael because when my mother was pregnant with me, the old lady next door said something like, ‘Not long now till Michael … Continue reading

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blog 76: In which I just sit back and let Meg Bauer do all the work.

My daughter Meg is one of my all time favourite writers. Here’s a little piece she wrote a while back about an incident that happened to her on a Melbourne train. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Intro: Train A girl is staring above her, … Continue reading

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A brief musical (?) interlude.

Before my next blog, a brief musical interlude from the Return of the Dugongs Concert at the White Ravens Festival in Munich with Timm, Holger, Michael, Thilo and Traugott from the Hamburg band GONE FISHIN’ and featuring Nicki von Tempelhoff on … Continue reading

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blog 75: In which I say a brief and belated goodbye to the last two months of 2014.

My brief recap on November and December: I had my last school visit for the year talking to the Year 9s at Mt Gravatt High who had studied Don’t Call Me Ishmael. Great kids, great school. I managed to break our duster … Continue reading

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