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blog 73: In which I look back over October.

In a recent blog I out-lined some of my high, as well as a number of my medium-to-low, lights of July, August and September this year. But that wasn’t the end of it. Ooooooooooooh no. As soon as September finished, OCTOBER started up almost immediately! … Continue reading

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Warning: AUSTRALIENS set to invade!

This Friday our amazing son Joe Bauer and our equally amazing daughter-in-law Rita Artmann who together form Artspear Entertainment will be premiering their second full length feature film here in Brisbane. It’s an hilarious sci-fi comedy called AUSTRALIENS about a bizarre alien attack on Australia. … Continue reading

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Blog 72: In which I quickly recap 20 highlights of July, August and September.

ONCE AGAIN I have failed to keep my resolution of regular blogging and so I am forced to rapidly and haphazardly retrace my steps over the past three months. So here goes: 1. In July, Joe and I launched Secret Agent … Continue reading

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REBLOG: blog 22: In which I say, ‘Happy Father’s Day Dad’.

From before I was a toddler, till well into my teenage years, my father (like the dad in The Running Man) worked away from home, mainly in the Snowy Mountains Scheme, but later, up in the Bougainville mines in PNG. Mum … Continue reading

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blog 71: In which I explain my key role in the history of SINKING.

Remember the short-lived craze of PLANKING? You know, where people would lie horizontally like a plank in various weird and unexpected places? Well, I was sorting through some old photos recently, and I was reminded of the little known fact … Continue reading

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REBLOG #4: blog 24: In which I list The Top Ten Reasons for Making a List.

“The List is an absolute good. The List is life!” (Itzhak Stern – Schindler’s List) Itzhak Stern of course had very good reasons for liking the particular list referred to in the above quote, but while not every list may … Continue reading

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blog 70: In which I post a tiny poem from the past.

From my 1999 diary, a year before I resigned from my teaching job to try to write my first novel.   The Words I will lay them down like jewels Like sleeping children Like gold foil – delicate and fragile. I … Continue reading

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blog 69: In which I recap 20 things that happened during May and June.

1. My son Joe (illustrator of Eric Vale and Derek Dale) married his partner Rita. A very happy day for the Bauer clan! 2. I went to the CBCA Conference in Canberra where I was on the opening session with … Continue reading

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blog 68: In which I post ONE picture and THREE videos that might just change your life! (Although I can’t imagine how).

This big box of twenty copies of Secret Agent Derek ‘Danger’ Dale: The Case of Animals Behaving Really REALLY Badly just arrived at my front door so to mark the occasion I thought I’d post some relevant VIDEOS. First up, here’s … Continue reading

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REBLOG #3: blog 30 (or blog 29 unblocked!) In which I REALLY DO outline 10 sure-fire ways to beat writers’ block!

Yes it’s another exciting dip into the ancient blog vault! PLUS it contains some never seen before added words and pictures! Hey, ever suffered from WRITER’S BLOCK? You haven’t? Well no one likes a clever dick! But for the rest of humanity, … Continue reading

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