Director: Peter Spann

“The Clapper said, "Director: Peter Spann, and I get to call "Action".  But I've gotta say the first time I heard the (16mm film) camera turn over and make that little clicking sound I let it roll for a few seconds because I knew I would…

Lest we...

ANZAC day is always a difficult one for me.   I am grateful for the courage, determination, and sacrifice of our military.   I am also grateful to the military where I learnt to fly.   When I was younger I used…

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. …

A Final Goodbye

My mother died peacefully in the early hours of the morning of her 89th birthday, alone but painlessly. Hopefully she will find the peace in death that escaped her in this life. There are few greater gifts than being adopted and raised…
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In the zone - speaking at the next level

One thing I love about presenting is that feeling of being "in the zone" - at one with the content and the audience, channeling brilliance from the heavens and communicating at an unworldly level. Sports people get it, artists get it, and although…

IKEA V's KFC

I just realised I have the same relationship with IKEA as I do with KFC. Like I know it's both shit and I can go for a year or more without thinking about or wanting KFC (IKEA) then I have a brain snap and think "I need to get me some of that…
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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…

The Key to Wealth - Part 1

“So, what is the key to wealth?” I had to ask my wealthy friend after our conversation had seemed to go on forever without him getting to the point. His answer was so simple, it almost escaped me. At the time I didn’t realise…