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Shark Tank worthy: robots.

They laughed at the Segway. Goofy looking. Top heavy with hair smashing helmets.

This new thing is a natural progression: no more battling the weather (Selling point this winter), less worry about personal safety in public areas, and offering emotional protection, too. 863 more words


This Writing Thing - Rules and Tips - Part Three

Here’s my final piece covering The Guardian‘s article Ten Rules for writing fictionPart 2

It’s a compilation of many authors giving their ten rules or tips for writing.  2,567 more words

Writing Stuff

I Love it When You Read to Me*

As I post this, it’s World Book Day. It’s a time to celebrate the joy of books and reading and (at least for me) particularly, a day to share that joy with children. 906 more words


How to Sleep in a Library

It is always too loud to sleep. There are always sounds coming from the other rooms, noise leeching in from the streets, the faucet is always dripping, pets are always pacing restlessly – it is as if there is a conspiracy against quiet. 1,738 more words


Family and Kangaroos and Christmas and Cockatoos - a little bit about Canberra.

15 Dec 2014 – 20 Feb 2015.

Don, my sister Julie, and I are walking in Weston Park. It’s a sunny day, our first day in Canberra. 1,628 more words


Lessons from an Instrument Repair Workshop

The space did not trumpet “welcome”: small, cramped, dimly lit by a standard flex-armed light that swung from the wall and smelling of special glues and polishes. 2,407 more words