Ten Items Or Less

The Lord Mayor Campbell Newman was on the TV news last night having a whinge about abandoned shopping trolleys. It showed the man walking through a graveyard of shopping trolleys looking forlorn and concerned. He would not of looked out of place at a mass disaster site. He mentioned that he was considering bringing in(…)

Vietnamese Liberation Day

34 years ago today, a steel arm rammed down the gates of the Reunification Palace, NVA soldiers rushed inside to fly the victory flag from the building, and that was the end of South Vietnam. All of Vietnam was reunified after the fall of Saigon, and today the country celebrates the Liberation Day holiday. The(…)

The tree of life

Once dreamt, within an infinite dream Sprouted from seed an everlasting tree Its branches stretch from here to nevermore Casting darkness across and abroad   You are in this dream Dreamt by the dreamer Given the gift A leaf from the tree You are the light to shine on forever This is but a dream(…)

We’ve only just begun….

Geelong Cats celebrated Gary Ablett’s 150th game in style last night with a comprehensive 48 point victory over the Adelaide Crows at AAMI stadium. The Cats held off a tough fight back from Adelaide to kick a 6-0 goal final quarter, sealing Geelong’s fourth consecutive win for the season. Steve Johnstone opened the account for(…)

My 0.53 cents

The circus was in town again. Red and white striped tents, wall to wall posters of the coming attractions, old ladies with cake stalls and a man who greeted me at the gate with a secret handshake, “go The Greens” he said, “go The Greens” I replied.   Voting day for the 2009 Qld state(…)


Ten days before I joined Jschool, I arrived here in Brisbane. I have never been overseas for any longer than 20 days before this trip to Australia. It was raining on the day I got there and I wandered around the Queen Street Mall to find the places I had to visit for my ten-month(…)

Are Toyota drivers the new Volvo drivers?

Are Toyota drivers the new Volvo drivers? I ask this because when I first started driving in 2001 Volvo drivers were easily the worst drivers on the road.  Not very fond of their indicators but very fond of their fog lights I found Volvo drivers to be the most inpatient, annoying drivers on the road. These days(…)

Election, party pies & footy

For very selfish reasons I was disappointed in the LNP’s lacklustre election result on Saturday. I had cleared my night to sit in front of Kerry O’Brien and the ABC and they called the election at 7:10pm. The night was over and the sun still hadn’t gone down completely! Fish & Chips was the most(…)