Monthly Archives: March 2012

Unreliable narrator

Writing a story with an unreliable narrator is very difficult!  When they don’t turn up on time it can be very confusing for the reader to know what is going on.  Or when they, heaven forbid, make up their own … Continue reading

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Just the same

Someone commented recently that I’m much the same everywhere. Asking around, it seems at least a few other people agree. I’m the same person at work as I am at home, in art as I am in science, with family … Continue reading

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Dotting the You

She loves a man with a million freckles.  There are so many dots to join before she can see the complete picture.  It may take a lifetime, but she does have dots to join.  Joining the fewer dots on her … Continue reading

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Scuba archaeology

Indigenous Australians have been in Australia for at least 40,000* years and most likely much, much longer.  In the last glacial maximum, about 20-25,000 years ago, sea level was about 140 m lower than it is today (current levels stabilised … Continue reading

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Lo Budge

Sometimes lo budge (which is the lo budge version of low budget) can be nice. A simple picnic rather than dinner at a fancy restaurant, carefully made home cooked biscuits rather than an expensive present. But I really don’t think … Continue reading

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Life

Twelve little anchovies pack a punch of flavour into our pasta.  Two steaks sizzling on the bbq, with one cow feeding countless other people too.  Twelve lives or one life? 10g or 200g?  Wild caught or farmed?  How do I measure … Continue reading

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Flying home

Cumulous cloud pawns, bishops and queens hover above a chessboard of fields, but from the small window I can’t see who is playing as we fly between the pieces.

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