Death of dreams by digression into distraction

There are times when I appear on track and times when that track might as well be on the moon. I always have things to do and too often don’t know where to start, and when I do start, I don’t seem to get much done, most especially this week. My head is all over […]

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The end of a year, the end of a decade. Farewell 2019 and Welcome 2020

Time is our greatest enemy and we need to treasure every moment. We can’t afford to waste opportunities to make friends, to live life to the fullest, enjoy our families and to care for others around us we are yet to know. May 2020 bring you friendships and joy, and may you find pleasure in […]

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Chilling Corner in December

Chilling seems such a strange word to use this month considering the current climate. I live in Townsville, North Queensland which for those who may not know is in Australia’s tropics, and of course we are the opposite season down here in the Southern Hemisphere. To me the chilling connotation is one of cosy corners, […]

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Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes

No matter what your religion or culture, this time of year means children are home from school, many of us have real excuses to stay home from work, and celebrations seem to be everywhere. Shop windows shine with coloured, sparkling tinsel, Santa is out ringing bells, and gift giving flourishes along with fat turkeys, roast […]

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Shakespeare, Emily Bronte, Frances Hodgson Burnett, David Suzuki and Bruce Dave – influencing with or without media hype

I am a writer. I fear saying it aloud, but it is true. I am a writer and whether good, bad or indifferent I write because I have been influenced by what I read or have read, see or have seen, hear or have heard. Years ago, the influence for most people was confined to […]

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Meet Dakota and the New Vamp in town courtesy of author Julia DeBarrioz

I love paranormal and am particularly partial to vampires and romance but not at the cost of the story. Contrary to the belief the vampire trend has diminished I think readers are just more finicky in their choices these days. It’s not about trends; it’s about providing a unique flavour. Let’s face it, original is […]

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The Intellectual Lover’s Game

I thought I might share another poem from my latest book, Emotions in Existence. It also features in my newly released The Emotions Anthology Box-set (currently only in eBook format). The last time I chose to do a post from my poetry books, I recorded the poem thus adding audio to the post. This time I […]

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