Paratalk or torque?

My new column, with a title that somehow makes sense. From now on until I stop I will be examining a paragraph in whatever detail I choose. This is also a good time for guests to pop in and do their own paragraph. This week my paragraph is from a book that’s out of print. […]

Flight 404 / The Hunt for Red Leicester – Simon Petrie

Flight 404 / The Hunt for Red Leicester by Simon Petrie, Edwina Harvey Published by Peggy Bright Books on September 27th 2012 Pages: 144 Goodreads Two SF novellas. In ‘Flight 404’, the search for a missing spacecraft brings Charmain Mertz back to the world of her boyhood. In ‘The Hunt for Red Leicester’, space-elevator employee […]

Another uni update

It’s now the beginning of Trimester 3, 2017.  I’ve successfully completed 14 units of a 24 unit course, I feel like I’m on the home stretch. If all goes well over summer I’ll have two full years under my belt and only need to complete eight units to have my full Bachelor of Arts degree. […]

Paratalk or torque?

My new column, with a title that somehow makes sense. From now on until I stop I will be examining a paragraph in whatever detail I choose. This is also a good time for guests to pop in and do their own paragraph. Today my paragraph is from No Wind of Blame by Georgette Heyer. […]

Careful, He Might Hear You – Sumner Locke Elliott

Careful, He Might Hear You by Sumner Locke Elliott Published by Text Publishing on 26th April 2012 Pages: 495 Goodreads It’s the Great Depression. Six-year-old PS is an orphan. He lives in Sydney with his Aunt Lila. But all that is about to change. Now his Aunt Vanessa has decided to take proper care of […]

Dymocks – Tooronga

Finally and finally. I visited Dymocks in Tooronga some months ago. It was back in July when the weather was very cold and sitting in a chair reading put my feet in danger of freezing. I thought I’d lost the photos. I’ve had issues transferring photos from my phone to my computer. Managed to do […]

Paratalk or torque?

My new column, with a title that somehow makes sense. From now on until I stop I will be examining a paragraph in whatever detail I choose. This is also a good time for guests to pop in and do their own paragraph. Today’s paragraph is from Nineteen-Eighty Four by George Orwell. And because it’s […]

An Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things – Edwina Harvey

Another of the books I was sent a while ago with the hope I’d give a review. I’ll try to be comprehensible or even understandable. This is a series of short stories written by Australian writer, Edwina Harvey. As always she aims to write an ending we’re not expecting. Not only that but she seems […]

Gaming the system

You understand I’m not totally up-to-date with the news. What I’m going to cover actually took place earlier this year. Gaming the system is not new, it’s happened in many different industries. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. Years ago I heard The Bee Gees did this same thing to get a very early […]

Paratalk or torque?

My new column, with a title that somehow makes sense. From now on until I stop I will be examining a paragraph in whatever detail I choose. This is also a good time for guests to pop in and do their own paragraph. This paragraph is from Verandah Volume 21. It’s a magazine of short […]

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