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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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
My friend and super-talented Brisbane-based poet, critic and editor Zenobia Frost has invited me to take part in a blog hop. It goes like this: I ask myself the following four questions, answer them and then pass the baton on to three fellow writers to … Continue reading