On Shark Culls – And Not Learning From (Fictional) History

Shark culling – what a miserable and pathetic reflection on humanity; that fear-response to a few geo-similar incidents in the wilds of the ocean that usually ends in a bloody massacre of too many various magnificent creatures and a sick celebration of man’s dominance over his dominion… We all remember that movie, right?  You know, the shark one.  Yeah, that’s it. Yeah, well, we appear to not have learnt anything from the salient lessons offered up in that movie. Another recent spate of shark attacks in a popular beach-side area of Australia has the issue of ‘management’ being thrashed around … Continue reading On Shark Culls – And Not Learning From (Fictional) History

Arrival

Landing succeeded smoothly – always a great relief – and the beautiful semi-Polynesian hostesses had made the flight more than bearable.  Making my way through customs and quarantine was a breeze.  I was a low-risk Australian, apparently. Once through the maze of partitions, I was met by the Doctor’s apprentice and escorted to a waiting car. The drive avoided the metropolitan sprawl completely and we ascended from near sea-level farming land into wooded hinterland and then along winding mountain roads.  What could have been a very relaxing ride was actually more like a rally drive – being lurched around the cabin … Continue reading Arrival

Some Tweet Poetry

I’ve been writing a few little fit-in-a-tweet poems, and thought I’d share them with the better half of my social media world (yes, you, reading this right now). Because I am such a tech guru (!), I’m ’embedding’ them here (WOW, I know, right?).  Well, I’ll try anyway.  If it doesn’t work as planned, I’ll hastily edit to replace with screenshots…  Apologies in advance if I fuck it up and you’re one of the ripped-off early readers who sees a half-arsed shemozzle of a post. [EDIT: As predicted, I fucked it up, so I tried 5,000 different things, and now it finally … Continue reading Some Tweet Poetry