Australia Day #changethedate

Goodbye Australia Day #changethedate

Artist: Mona Mckenzie  Represented by Jitta Art Anyone who knows me knows I love being Australian and, in the past, celebrating Australia Day. I mean it stands for something, doesn’t it? Larrikinism, mateship, openness, generosity,…

Do not feed the Phish!

Today, according to my junk emails I: Have $10,000 waiting to be deposited into my account; Won a $500 gift voucher from Woolworths for completing a 5 minute survey which included giving my bank account details (for the deposit of course); …
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What will happen now Trump is President?

Ok, so here’s the most likely scenario with Trump as President… Trump starts in office and tries to implement his corner stone policies which on the surface the Republican Party will support and the Democrats will try to block. But…
Peter Spann's Italy
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Italy dreamin!

Italy is my favourite place on the planet!  And who wouldn’t be dreaming about an Italian summer holiday and everything that implies. And this little article is the opposite of those "how to do Italy on $10 a day" type things.  It's more... How…
2016 You Can Go Now
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Reflections on an interesting year or 2016 You Can Go Now.

It’s easy to write off 2016 as a crap year for most of us.  But there have been great things too. And you don’t often hear me complaining – I certainly try to maintain a sunny disposition but that’s not always possible. Personally,…
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American friends – you should vote for Hillary even if you hate her.

By now you're probably weary with this election and annoyed at those of us on the other side of the world telling you how to vote, but this is a world defining election.  What you do today, how you vote, affects us all, so please consider your…

Election 2016

Most people would have no idea that I am a 40 year supporter of the Labor Party.   My family were heavy hitting Union members who called each other Comrade, my Uncle a leading member of the Party in Qld. I grew up in the ideology.…
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Fear and Loathing in Brisvegas*

One of the goals I have set for myself while I spend some time at the beach is to get (finally) a first draft of a novel out. I’ve had a few cracks at it in the past but never gotten further than about 10,000 words on 5 different ideas. …
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730 Response

The substance of the story run tonight is very sad, and it impacted a lot of people in a lot of ways. I feel deeply for those people who genuinely lost significant sums they could not afford to. If I could go back in time and do it differently…
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The Magic of Compounding

Knowing that my wealthy friend would expect me to look the part I bought the snazziest pair of tweed pants, bright shirt and beret with a pom pom on it that I could find.  I wasn’t quite sure whether I looked like a pro or a pimp, and as…