How the Australian Cricket team could FEED THE WORLD

I dream of an ink vampire, draining chinese ideograms, celtic crosses, pictures of dogs, MOM, southern crosses, rebel flags, big boobed naked girls, meaningless epigrams, fanned cards, LOVE, band names, HATE, gothic script, military insignia, stupid lyrics, astrological signs, hula dancers, horned devils, feathered chiefs, bible quotes, affirmations, garish sleeves.  How it thrives now, after […]

Warning

Goodness, I haven’t blogged this warning for quite a while. The most excellent Jared Diamond has warned us of the dangers of ecological collapse, but perhaps there is a more pertinent warning of the dangers of … well, of the dangers of sweets: In 1849, hungry gold miners crossing the Nevada desert noticed some glistening […]

Lost in Venus

Sniff of chlorophyl whiff of ether Look down fronds part and unfurl cupping leafy embrace cool breeze tugs you in sinking the green moss is velvet plant yourself lean in and skin unfurls to mask you the perfect kiss inside out you are draped try to make sense of distant calls lose yourself in the […]

Old school anime

MARINE BOY You need your gadgets boy, and how cool they are: rocket propeller shoes electric boomerang oxy gum. But you will never fit in. Everything underwater will always be blurry before your eyes obscuring the truth that the mermaid is never taking you home to meet her parents. You are a fish out of […]

Secret of the Ninja

Ninjas can’t dance Ninjas can’t dance if the music ain’t disco That is their secret limitation, a truth that is a threat to their dignity. It ain’t much. They can still kill and fly and turn invisible and such. Just don’t expect them to bust a move, if it ain’t disco.

Bangs and whimpers

Surprise Cancer too is a prize You don’t have to queue at the newsagent’s to buy a ticket They slip it in with the teddy bear, the beatrix potter china setting, the first photograph album, unnoticed. The final draw may be foreshadowed in the missed stitch in the booties grandma made put aside, only used […]

Lyme Disease in Australia – living the li(f)e

Facebook reminded me of a post I made two years ago. I have updated it a bit and here it is, re-posted. This blog is meant to be about writing and fun things, not medical issues. However, maybe someone else going through this shit will see it and realise that they are not crazy. Lyme […]