Fiction writing has only been with me for a year, maybe eighteen months. I knew it would be a lot tougher than writing non-fiction, but I never quite realised how tough. I have a number of short stories currently doing the rejection rounds with publishers, and am halfway through both a novel and a novella.   Read More …

Categories: Fiction

Karma police, arrest this man / He talks in maths he buzzes like a fridge / He’s like a detuned radio – Radiohead      It started with Malaysian children’s television on the second floor of an Irishman’s sports bar in Hanoi. The show, featuring bald, bulbous-headed children speaking an eerie fusion of English and   Read More …

Categories: Sport

The imminent federal election brings with it the greatest threat to online poker we’ve ever had in Australia. Online poker has always flown under the radar. It’s technically illegal for companies to offer Australians online poker under the Interactive Gaming Act (2001), but this has never been enforced (remember also it is perfectly legal for us   Read More …

Categories: Poker, Politics

“Hell is other people” – Jean Paul Sartre   Nothing brings into focus sharper the contemptible, claustrophobic press that is humanity than does domestic air travel. Nothing makes the gorge rise so quickly, the bile duct pump so furiously, the blood boil so hot as does the maddening crowd of fools preparing to fly. Anyone   Read More …

Categories: Politics

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