After sending out tons of job applications, I was finally offered a job interview. My interview was at Woolies in the Northside Plaza for a checkout chick position. I am pretty confident about it. In fact this interview brings home… Read More ›


Painted on the shop-front of a signpainter in Wagga: I am not Superstitious but I do believe in Signs. — Pam Thornton in Bill Wannan’s Come in Spinner Related articles 5 funny signs that meant well, but didn’t get it… Read More ›


This is my fourth speech from the Competent Communicator Manual. I gave this speech on 25 May 2010. The exercise is ‘How to Say It’. The title is ‘Food’ and the time is meant to be 5-7 minutes. I came… Read More ›

Freeman Dyson

“The destiny of our species is shaped by the imperatives of survival on six distinct time scales. To survive means to compete successfully on all six time scales. But the unit of survival is different at each of the six… Read More ›

Sibling Rivalry

Have you ever had one of those days where the kids just won’t stop bickering? You know the ones – when the house is filled with whingeing and whining and ‘Stop That!’ and ‘Leave me alone!’ and ‘That’s mine!’ and… Read More ›


Well, I finally got around to putting my bookshelf together the other day. I’ve never done anything like this before – Earth is the go-to guy for furniture assembly. I’ve never so much as screwed a screw or nailed a… Read More ›

51 Uses for Coke

1. Remove grease stains from clothing and fabric 2. Remove rust; methods include using fabric dipped in Coke, a sponge or even aluminum foil. 3. Remove blood stains from clothing and fabric. 4. Make gooey Coke funnel cakes . 5…. Read More ›

Fancy a Career Change?

Now aren’t you glad you don’t have to do these old-fashioned jobs? bottom-knocker – an apprentice who helped make saggars (clay containers) bummaree – a middleman seller at fish markets cats-meat man – one who roamed the streets selling pet… Read More ›