Every year when Summer Time kicks in, I miss out on an hour of sleep. Every year when Summer Time ends, I wake up an hour early. I still feel that an hour has been stolen from me. Imagine the confusion and ire when thirteen days were removed from the … [Read more...] about Where are my missing hours?
I nearly fell of my kitchen chair when I saw the headline Japanese town suffering a Ninja shortage, will pay $85,000 to anyone who wants to be one Anyone who wants to be one? Would they take me? Apparently the little town of Iga is the birthplace of the ninjas … [Read more...] about I want to be a Ninja
My Collingwood is rapidly changing. I don't want to see a return to the old days when the area was populated by the very desperate, but I don't like to see my tiny suburb transformed into a playground of the very rich. Surely there's a compromise somewhere? Perhaps … [Read more...] about Down the Street
In the waning months of World War II, as the likelihood of a land invasion of the Japanese home islands loomed, the United States’ Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific Ocean Areas (JICPOA) instituted a new psychological warfare unit under the command of Colonel Dana … [Read more...] about The Allied Plot to Dye Mt Fuji black
It's a long time since I've been to the Zoo. We went every month and more when I was a kid, a picnic park only a few tramstops away, with live animals, frightening animals, and a minimal entrance fee. Costs more to get in now, a fair whack when you're on a Senior … [Read more...] about Stung at the Zoo
Golly if you remember pounds, shillings and pence you're as old as I am! The decimal currency is definitely an improvement over the old system but I still know my 12 times table. A bit hard to forget, the 12 times table, it was one of those things drummed into our … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday Dollar Bill
This year I'm reviving my musical career with another recording, this time something completely different - Hip Hop ! Yes, a dramatic change from my customary crooning but you have to move with the times. And you know me, when I'm able to move, I move with the … [Read more...] about My new Music Release
Yes, it's true. The latest fad is drinking beer made from elephant poo. Seriously, what is wrong with people? The trendy young things who like coffee from civet shit are now embracing the new beer and, while discussing the head, the fullness, the colour and the … [Read more...] about Elephant Poo Beer