It has been some time since I posted some classic Australian poetry. So I thought I would right that wrong with one of my favourites that opens with an unforgettable line that was burned into my memory in my schooldays. I had written him a letter which I had, for want of better I recall my teacher going on for some time about the placement of the comma in this line, as it should naturally follow the pronoun which and create a non-defining relative clause. Whether ‘Banjo’ knew this, or was using poetic licence, it doesn’t matter. It just wouldn’t read the same if the comma was moved to the grammatically
Really Stupid Book Titles An odd fact I’ve noticed about my blog is that my posts about stupidity rate as highly as my posts about books and publishing. So I thought, why not combine these two popular post topics into one? Hence, today’s offering. Books and abject stupidity with a selection of really stupid book titles, and with their covers to prove it. Now I’m sure you’ll all be rushing off to Amazon or your local book store immediately after reading this in search of these absolute classic books.
It seems like just yesterday It’s easy to take things for granted, but it really isn’t so long ago that there was no Internet and faxes were the coolest communication tool going. Growing up in a small city stuck on the far west coast or Australia, it’s also easy to remember a one newspaper town, a heavy black Bakelite telephone (yes with a dial!) and my local library as the only sources of information from the outside world. But how times and means of communication have changed. As has the ease in finding information that was beyond my imagination just a short while ago; it is now just an everyday
The wrong way can sometimes succeed No matter how well you research, prepare and plan, there is still no guarantee of success. Similarly, however, when you do everything the wrong way, there is no absolute guarantee of failure. I only draw your attention to these two points because I am presently in the process of evaluating two of my blogs: one of which was planned with breathtaking meticulousness, and this one, which simply came into existence a long time ago, and well, has just meandered its way through the years, doing everything that is considered wrong by blogging gurus. Anyone who reads this blog will know that it has no central