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 … [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? … [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 … [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 … [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. … [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 … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday Dollar Bill
Alfred says that the secret to a long life is simply “waking up every morning”. Deep, Alfie, deep. I appreciate waking up every morning too. It was about 80 years ago when the … [Read more...] about Knitting for Stressed Penguins
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 … [Read more...] about My new Music Release