Rain along the Wingecarribee

Published : Sunday, October 28, 2007

I walked out of the cowshed on Sunday at noon to find nearly fifteen mils of rain in the gauge. Rain is news where I live. Most it fell from storms that did some damage along the coast on Saturday…

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Climate change in Bowral

Published : Saturday, October 27, 2007

Yesterday, Saturday 27 October, Climate Action Now–Wingecarribee (CANWin) held a forum here in Bowral, at which representatives of all the parties (except, of course, the incumbent conservatives) spoke and took questions about their commitments to action on climate change. Dr…

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Three wise men

Published : Friday, October 26, 2007

October is a month of birthdays around me. My father turned seventy-six on 7 October. My son Daniel turned three on 19 October. My eldest boy, Michael, just elected captain of his school and just entering his final year, turns…

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The Little Green Grammar Book

Published : Friday, October 26, 2007

I am also at work through to the end of January on The Little Green Grammar Book, which UNSW Press wants to publish in Australia in October 2008. The green book will do, I hope, for syntax what the red…

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Creative Writing Workshop Week at The Women’s College

Published : Wednesday, October 24, 2007

From 4 to 8 February 2007, I’m running, for the third successive year, my weeklong creative writing workshop at The Women’s College, The University of Sydney. Here’s the link to the CCE program, which describes the workshop: http://www.cce.usyd.edu.au/program Read More...