NOTE: Written originally on 2 January 2015 It was late in the day and I needed food and so off I went to ____ down the road from me and up I went to the cashier thinking “Hey, there’s no one here, this should be a breeze.” After initial confusion over what I wanted so much so that I had ...

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Stay away from the guild. No guild I have ever known has been without its share of drama. You don’t need to recreate high school all over again. Be aware of what they do as story ideas abound but maintain distance. Find a viable university paper or magazine that drama free or not is likely to run continuously without ...

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Here's the livetweet feed of the panel discussion held at The Orient Hotel in Fremantle on Wednesday 19 November 2014. The panel consisted of Susan Midalia, Danielle McGee, Natasha Lester and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Freeline Blog Swap: Robert Pepper on anti-vaccination, pseudoscience and the anti-anti-science movement Freeline is a group for Australian freelance journalists. And this is a blog swap started over email where journalists somehow try to write guest posts for each other’s blogs despite the difference in specialisations, niches and beats. This is Robert Pepper’s swap with me – 4WD for science and he owns this material. You can also read my post on ...

[ezcol_1third]Given that I am now living outside of Sri Lanka, I don’t often write about Sri Lanka on this blog because I acknowledge that there are limits to what I know about what is going on. Things I am not aware of because I am not on the ground in Colombo to hear or see them that might be factors ...

From the Colombo Telegraph, the speech: For those of you who are not Sinhala speaking: “This country still has a Sinhalese Police, this country still has a Sinhalese Army. It will be the end of all... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

I might have gone a little stir crazy. I have been one week on a vegetarian diet as of today. As an experiment for an entire year. That’s right, 365 days. From 15 May 2014 to, quite uncannily... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Yes, 365 Veg is a daft name, I know. But apart from “Veg Log” which frankly seemed a bit more daft to me, it wasn’t one of my best creative days. But at three am one day at the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

No. I am NOT hallucinating. Though it was a bit difficult when I first looked on Google for where I could go mushroom picking in Perth and I got quite a few “magic mushroom” results... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

A conversation with Fay In case you missed it, I got interviewed by my Honours buddy, entrepreneur, day dreamer and all things film and marketing knowledgeable, Fay Ann D’Souza of Thousand By Ten Days. Apparently I managed to say something useful in the middle of all the rambling. On what not to do: I have also learned never to attempt the madness of three ...

In case you missed it, I got interviewed by my Honours buddy, entrepreneur, day dreamer and all things film and marketing knowledgeable, Fay Ann D’Souza of Thousand By Ten Days and Chutzpah... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Interview with Jane Rawson [aesop_image imgwidth=”100%” img=”http://marisa.com.au/news/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/jane-rawson3.jpg” credit=”Andy Maurer” alt=”Author Jane Rawson by Andy Maurer” align=”center” lightbox=”on” caption=”Author Jane Rawson by Andy Maurer” captionposition=”center”] [aesop_character img=”http://marisa.com.au/news/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/download.png” name=”Jane Rawson” align=”left&#

When Jane Rawson’s book A Wrong Turn At The Office of Unmade Lists showed up in my mail box, I was both thrilled and dismayed. I was thrilled because the cover caught my eye and it had maps on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Half a lifetime ago the words “a/s/l” meant something to me – the start of a conversation with someone halfway across the world with whom perhaps you shared a desire for escapism. But that was half a lifetime ago in the first iteration of the MSN chatrooms with its first attempts at keeping teens like me safe. It was the ...

There is a jar on one of my bookshelves. It smells vaguely of tomato sauce and in it are little twists of paper. The twists of paper hold words – reminders of things that have happened that made me happy – memories, experiences, ideas, facts. I got the idea from a blog post I came across while surfing the internet. ...

Happy Valentine's Day! Here’s a secret: I don’t really like the idea of Valentine’s Day. Why? Well, because I think it can, if we are not careful enough, end up being an excuse to NOT work on our relationships for the rest of the year. Lucy on love (c) Charles Schultz   I don’t think that is a good thing. I think any ...

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