Happy Aussie Day

It's Australia Day here for me, but it's all over bar the shouting in Australia. Hope the fireworks were good! Cheers, . Get the news that no one else does. Sign up for my newsletter. For a short while, you get a bundle of ebooks, free, when you sign up, as a Starter

2017-01-19T13:36:38+00:00 Thursday, January 26, 2017|Categories: Reading, Science Fiction, Writing|Tags: , |

G’day, Mate, I’m Canadian!…Eh!

I received a surprise letter in the snail mail box last week -- my Canadian citizenship application was granted and I was to swear my oath on December 18th. This was a surprise because the process had been super-fast.  Most citizenship applications take 18 months to work their way through the system, but I applied

2015-12-21T04:07:02+00:00 Monday, December 21, 2015|Categories: My Life|Tags: , , |

Mentally Absent For A Bit.

This post was originally scheduled for Saturday, to let you know that by the time you read it I would be on a plane for Australia, in a dash to see my father, who was seriously ill. Dad passed away this morning, MST. I'm still getting on the plane and heading to Australia to help

Australia Day – January 26

I'm ironically aware that as this post goes live, Australia Day in Australia is all over and done with, thanks to the International Date Line. But it's Australia Day where I am, so I'm doing the salute, sans the tinny. 'on yer, mate. ________________________

Happy Aussie Father’s Day

Happy Father's Day to all the dads sitting down under right now -- including mine -- and all the Australian Dad scattered around the world. On yer, mate. __________

Happy Australia Day To All Us Aussies

G'day and Happy Australia Day. The ironic thing is, by the time you read this, Australia Day will actually be over -- in Australia, anyway, thanks to the International Date line.  But it's still officially Australia Day where I am.  So I'm saying G'day to all the Australians like me, who are parked in places

2012-01-26T08:21:02+00:00 Thursday, January 26, 2012|Categories: Fun Stuff|Tags: , |

Working Notes – My Life December 19

So Mark hits me with the news that he had to pick up some wrestler from the airport at the crack of dawn on Saturday, and because they're not heading to Red Deer for the evening's show until noon (Red Deer is only a couple of hours south of here), said wrestler would have to

2011-12-19T08:24:49+00:00 Monday, December 19, 2011|Categories: Just Slightly Off Topic, My Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

Enz of Editions…New Editions, New Covers. News.

Split Enz, the Aussie/Kiwi punk/rock/vaudeville/swing band from the '7os and '80s, released their first compilation album to mark their tenth anniversary, in 1983.  They called it Enz of an Era, thinking it was a fitting tribute to ten good years. Which it was. They had no idea at the time that Split Enz would be

BLOOD KNOT award, FATAL WILD CHILD Review…I’m back!

I'm almost scared to start blogging again.  There's a small mountain of news, tasks, and dust to blow off the site. Not to mention about 800 photos we took in Australia that I should really comb through to share the best of with you, that I never really had time to upload while I was