Community of Authors Shine

THIS anthology follows on from the critically acclaimed debut volume The Writing on the Wall.Writers from the Moreton Bay Region of Australia present 24 short stories, each one illustrated by an accomplished artist in Can you believe it...This is the middle volume of a three-year Arts Alliance Pine Rivers project to showcase the writing and … Continue reading Community of Authors Shine

Horseys painties and big bucksies

REMIND me not to bet on anything with fewer than four legs.Aussie bookmaker  Tom Waterhouse was betting $1.90 Edvard Munch’s pastel painting The Scream would fetch more than $106.5M at an auction at Sotheby’s auction in New York.My considered opinion was it would go for a mere pittance, less than, $80M. I was way off.The … Continue reading Horseys painties and big bucksies

7 Aussie sayings in 7 Shouts

I THOUGHT everyone loved rhyming slang but I was wrong.During a bout of immersion in Aussie slang through my weekly column 7 Shouts, a reader wrote in to protest.She said Aussie rhyming slang and slang in general were provincial and uncouth.I took mild offence to the observation and was about to offer to write a … Continue reading 7 Aussie sayings in 7 Shouts