Can you guess what we need?

A large recruitment agency in the UK, Robert Walters, has taken self-censorship to new heights with a list of words that it has banned from its job advertisements. In a knee-jerk reaction to Employment Equality (Age) Regulations which came into effect on October 1,...

My generosity is boundless

Just another quick piece of shameless self-promotion. For those people that were unsatisfied with a single chapter of RealmShift for preview, the first three chapters are now available. Click here to find the RealmShift page and click on the relevant link for a pdf...

Save me from the avenging angels

Any readers that are Christian might want to stop reading now and delete all their favourite blogs from their bookmarks. And if you are Christian and keep your own blog, watch out. It’s not that I have any problem with the combination of Christians and blogs...

Whimsy words and music

I’ve recently discovered a truly bizarre collaboration that actually works really well. Melbournian whimsy wordsmith Michael Leunig has long been a favourite of mine due to his ability to stamp his unique mark on anything from the truly surreal to the politically...

It was a dark and stormy night

“It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents–except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely...