On sales

On sales

Selling tickets to a fringe show is just about the hardest part of staging a show. I mean, it’s not as hard as writing a fringe show. And it’s probably not as hard as stepping on to the stage on opening night. But for someone like me who knows two-fifths...
On distraction

On distraction

I can’t look away from the ABC and the news about the Liberal party eating itself. And trying to stay logged out of twitter. But I’m not sure what to say. And although it’s my dad’s birthday today I don’t want to write about grief or even...
Surrogate launch

Surrogate launch

My book is launched! And I had a wonderful time. We were at the beautiful imprints in Hindley Street, and Deb Tribe from ABC Radio Adelaide launched it for me (oh my gosh, not to gush, but what a generous person she is…and a wonderful speaker too, completely...
Twentysomethings

Twentysomethings

The main thing that happened while we lived in Abu Dhabi is that seven years passed. Lots of the woodo-psciences say that Seven Years is a Thing. If you google, you’ll learn that all of our development occurs in blocks of seven years, that our cells regenerate...
Ciggies

Ciggies

He wakes to the sound of a wattlebird, a call that starts as a scratching sound and ends in a song. It is as if, he thinks this morning although he has never thought it before, the bird is trying to clear its throat after a night on the piss with a packet of ciggies...