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People who crash ‘planes and throw children off bridges…

As I stare into another stunning blue autumnal sky and watch the latest in a never-ending line of passenger jets make its final turn into Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport, I am forced to reflect on another saddening week in the news around the world…  Whether it’s more violence in sectarian conflicts, a co-pilot bringing down an …
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Ending the year with good news!

Season’s greetings! With everyone winding down now for a well-deserved break, some by the fire and some on the beach, I am humbled to announce three pieces of great news for my writing. Firstly, “A Life Singular – Part One” has been judged a Notable Indie Book in the 2014 Shelf Unbound Writing Competition (http://issuu.com/shelfunbound/docs/shelf_unbound_december-january_2015), and I …
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Re-blogged interview from my host, The Complete Self-Publishing Indie Authors Resource Site

Hello! The end of January already!  Where did that month go? I’m halfway through my first book blog tour, put together by Fire and Ice (please see this link for the remaining dates).  Today’s stop is at The Complete Self-Publishing Indie Authors Resource Site (http://selfpublishingindieauthors.blogspot.com.au/), whom I thank for publishing my Qs&As.  Here is a transcript, which …
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Cereal Killers – it’s not eating fat that makes us fat!

Hi everyone, I’m sure I’m not alone in putting on weight over the festive season…  All those irresistible goodies in the shops and advertised all around us, coupled with a licence to eat and drink to excess in the name of whichever religion or creed we follow (or in my case, just because I can). But …
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Diversity in the workplace: blindingly obvious?

Hi all, I came across this great article in the Australian Financial Review today:  http://www.afr.com/p/national/work_space/ways_to_woo_women_to_leadership_EOLnfeAFisL6nQvZOX8MhI#! It’s an old chestnut in this form, but I will carry on beating my worn-out diversity drum!  The title of this article should really be “10 ways to woo anyone who isn’t a white, sports-loving, heterosexual, egotistical male with a …
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World Mental Health Awareness Day – 10th October: Much Work To Be Done!

Hello everyone, As we head into Mental Health Awareness Week, I have been tactfully introducing the subject wherever I’ve been going lately.  Since I’ve recently relocated 4,000km back from Perth in Western Australia to Melbourne in Victoria, I am gainfully unemployed at the moment.  So today I attended a seminar of Market Analytics, which is …
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