Before podcasts were cool

This week I enjoyed the below reply to Kim Kardashian West’s excitement about the Serial podcast. They were mocking that antiquated platforms like MySpace and Blackberry Messenger would be buzzing with news about a podcast which kind of peaked back in 2015. All of my MySpace friends won’t stop BBMing me about it. — Jared […]

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Chance encounter with The King, and Review: Out Of The Shadows

During our Australian holidays, we had a chance encounter with rugby league great, Wally Lewis while walking into Brisbane Airport. It’s interesting how sometimes you can spot a celebrity from a mere flash of them quite a distance away. He was kind enough to pose for a photo with us. In case he needed some […]

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Tips for a rich life, LOL

When I began earning pocket money as a kid, I was pretty good at saving. It was almost an obsession. (An obsession I eventually got over.) I had thoughts of becoming an “infinityaire” – a term I coined, like a millionaire or billionaire, except the money never stopped growing. To go with these earnings, I […]

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Review: True Girt

True Girt by David Hunt My rating: 4 of 5 stars At the outset, it’s probably a good idea to clarify, this book is not “True Grit“ by wee-drinking author Mr Bear Grylls. Although if you’re after a tale of desperate and deprived actions of slightly deranged people in perilous conditions, you may not be […]

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Review: The Princess Diarist

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher My rating: 3 of 5 stars Audio books usually lack something compared to regular books. It’s not the case when you can hear the late great Carrie Fisher reading her own brilliantly funny account of the wonder days of Star Wars and its ensuing fame. It made me smile […]

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#AlcoholFreeApril

Once again, I challenged myself to drink no alcohol for the month of April. And I pretty much succeeded. I failed to check in on one day – which does stand out on the calendar.  It happened after a lot of deliberation with myself. I decided a friend’s (all-inclusive) wedding was a reasonable excuse to […]

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2016 goals smashed – just. Kind of.

In 2016 I again tried to make continual progress over 12 months in a couple of personal areas I find important: Running 1200kms, and Reading 12 books. Both of these numbers neatly ensure each and every month I keep running and reading. Or, so I hoped. In reality, it’s never that simple for me. My 2015 goals became a […]

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2015 goals, SMASHED!

At the start of the year I created two goals. One was a regimented goal to run 100kms per month, 1200kms over the year. It was a hopeful attempt to maintain a better level of fitness rather than getting into prime shape for a marathon now and again. Last year I set a goal to run […]

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A lucid reality

I often forget my dreams. At times they’re so boring, I maybe just don’t see the point in remembering them. But one particular dream I keep remembering. I believe it’s what’s known as a lucid dream. In it, I was with my brother in a particular shopping mall in Australia (Strathpine to be precise), and […]

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Licensed to spam 25k people

For a few years I’ve been a subscriber to The Listserve. It’s an opt-in email subscription, where each day a randomly selected subscriber gets to share whatever they want via email to the entire group. Most emails begin with the sender saying they never thought they’d be selected. And I can relate with this thought. […]

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