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The midnight oil

A post on the Meanjin blog by writer Kevin Brophy has made me stop and think about the wonder that is reading.

He mentioned books that kept ‘the bedside light burning beyond reason’ and it made me think about all the times when I was younger, reading until the wee hours of the morning. 239 more words


Meanjin 72:4

My review of the last but one issue of Meanjin (72:4) is now up on Island’s blog Islandia.

Ignore the photo of the goon at the top of article – this is an extraordinarily rich issue, touching on the problem of value in an increasingly commodified world.

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Straight to the pool room (or cork board)

Over the years I have collected, for the cork board that hangs above my desk, images that are meaningful to me. Sometimes the meaning is that they relate, in some way, to something I’ve written. 347 more words