Working Against the Grain

April 22, 2015 0 Comments

I’m almost thirty thousand words into my latest story and finding it heavy going. The first twenty thousand words came relatively easy; we were at.

The Official Launch of the Website

April 5, 2015 0 Comments

Yesterday saw the official launch of the website. This is rather precious, perhaps, because the site has been up for two months but a great.

I’m in China

March 28, 2015 1 Comment

Friday 13 March 2015: I’m teaching again. I guess that the retirement was always going to be a contested zone but I didn’t expect it.

There’s a New Story On Its Way…

March 7, 2015 0 Comments

It’s late February and my wife and I are on a cruise to the Eastern end of Papua New Guinea. It’s a very welcome break.

Here’s Something to Gladden the Heart

February 6, 2015 0 Comments

I received the following Facebook post from my granddaughter, Emily. Emmy is one of the heroes of my stories. She’s a delightful young lady and.

There’s Something About a Story

February 5, 2015 0 Comments

There is a body of research literature around the whole idea of storytelling. Romantic writers at the beginning of the nineteenth century saw narrative as.

On Putting Yourself on the Line

January 29, 2015 0 Comments

My website has been up for just a week and I am still at the stage of checking frequently to see who has been visiting.

Australia Day 2015

January 26, 2015 0 Comments

It’s Australia Day: for readers outside Australia that means it‘s 26 January. Our national holiday commemorates the landing at Sydney Cove of the First Fleet.


January 24, 2015 0 Comments

Well, it’s refreshing that at age sixty-four I still have unmet ambitions and a bucket list that stretches over the page. But my website has.