Those Blood-Sucking Mozzies are Back

Melbourne has had a particularly wet Summer and t

What if AI wrote Your CV?

I worked as a columnist for multiple newspapers f

Walkin’ the dog for Mick Jagger at 80

These lyrics are from an article I wrote for The Herald Sun and The Advertiser (SA)…

AI rips off MEN AT WORK’s song DOWN UNDER

Parody was allowed as a ‘fair dealing’ exception in the Copyright Amendment Act in Australia in…

Clancy of the Overcharge: A Poem by AI

I asked ChatGPT to write a poem about bank closures in the style of Banjo Paterson.…

The Rules of BACKYARD CRICKET? Make Them Up as You Go

Shock! Horror! Outrage! The NSW Australia Day Council threatened to publish the Rules of BACKYARD CRICKET…

What’s the most Aussie thing you can do on AUSTRALIA DAY?

Sit by a billabong … under the shade etc Yarra River, 2023

Love the middle-aged, morose, driven crime novel detective.

Summer reading. Crime novels. Joe Nesbo this year. His Harry Hole fits the crime detective trope…

The Year of the Mozzie

Kerry Cue article several newspapers 2005.  Bzzzz! Ugh! Bzzzz. Thwack! Missed. Damn mozzie! It happens every…

A New Hat for Ivy … or any 4yo Chemo Kid

Ivy came to our house one day while she was undergoing chemo ahead of a bone…

How would Shakespeare prove I AM NOT A ROBOT?

So I was wondering ‘How would Shakespeare prove I AM NOT A ROBOT?’. Then I found…

How to Get Off an Annoying email list … Fool Proof. Guaranteed.

This is an edited extract from an article I wrote in 2004 for the Herald Sun…

Why we AUSSIES are LOST & CONFUSED at Easter …

At Easter I think of an Aussie Republic because in 1999 we rejected changing the Constitution…

Everyone-Has-A-Say Science for those who believe, like, anything!

Link Cranky Uncle blog I wrote this article in 2005. In view of the Anit-Vax movement…

St Paddy’s Day, the Oirish, the Green Beer and Me

Edited extract of an article I wrote for The Canberra Times, March 2013 It’d be St…

Damn You 2022! How to be Positively Positive against the Odds!

Here is my favourite quote of all time from American author, Richard Powers. You’ll find a…

The Queen’s Christmas Message to her 45th Favourite Colony, Australia

Just having fun with friends. My take on the Queen’s Speech.

The SPLONK Book! ….. For 4-6 year olds in Sydney. It’s free.

When Melbourne was in the long LOCKDOWN last year there were reports that some 4-year-olds were…

My Top 10 Holidays in Hell

Lockdown Again. Sometimes, staying home is the better choice. This article was published in 2007 in…

8 Reasons why DOGS are WAY SMARTER than CATS!

This is an edited version of an article I wrote for the Herald Sun and The…

To Bless Gay Weddings, Vote Me Pope

I wrote this article for The Canberra Times in 2013. Sadly, it’s just as relevant today.…

My First Day at School Ever

It is easy to forget how a 5 year old thinks. The world looks totally weird…

Art Nouveau 2021

A friend sent me a card featuring New Bridges for the Seven Seas (below), a 1919…

An Advent Calendar as Crazy as the Year 2020

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Craziest Ever Advent Calendar for 2020 … A Crazy Year

Finally, a Year that is Crazy enough for my Advent Calendar.     .     …1…