Captain Hook and the History of Oz

From Charming and Colliding Blog

From Charming and Colliding Blog

FROM THE ARCHIVES:

Ministers of Education have been alarmed in the past to discover Australian High School Students know very little about the history of this country. The following essay by Ashlee M, Year 8, Coolathanu High is believed to be included in some bureaucratic report somewhere.

Australia is a large incontinent that lies in the Specific Ocean except for Tasmania which doesn’t know where it is. Australia is very hot because the Topic of Popracorn is in Queensland somewhere, which means Queenslanders are sweaty and can grow topical plants in their ears. But the most important topic is the topic of Cancer because if youse get sunburnt, Omigod, ya gonna die.

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Sweating in a Summer Wonderland … with a Big Thanks to the CFA

I grew up in Kyneton next door to the CFA, the volunteers who risk their lives for the community, fighting fires in, often, 40°+ (104F°+) heat

We Aussies aren’t big flag-wavers … but, for so many reasons, the CFA makes me proud to be an Australian.

All we are saying is give PILLS a chance … a parody for survivors

50 YEARS LATER: 

I got together with some friends to produce this parody of the 1969 John Lennon song with the Yoko Ono Band: All We are Saying is give PEACE a chance. 

Those of us you survived the next 50 years have a different view. From the Psycho Oh No! Band:

We’ve Got to Talk … about having Real Conversations

This Writer’s Life: The word of the day is SYNERGY.

Our book, The Sunday Story Club, which advocates deeper connections through face-to-face conversations, was found at the Melbourne Airport bookshop next to Maybe You Should Talk to Someone. (Below)

I’d call the synergy. The later book is a memoir of a therapist.

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An Infernal Fan Girl’s Heaven and other Joys of Online Life

For a writer of my generation, it comes as a surprise how important online reviews are to the success of a book.

So glad to read The Infernal Fang Girl’s Heaven review on INSTAGRAM (@theinfernalfangirlsheaven) and on her blog. It was such a thoughtful and considered review. (Below)

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You are defined by your stories. But how you tell those stories makes all the difference.

Sick of chitchat, we started our Sunday Story Club to encourage a deeper conversation. The results were so uplifting and moving we wanted to share both some of the stories and also how to run your own story salon so others can experience this magic too.

Now a 5 STAR review on Amazon shows authentic stories – not the curated FACEBOOK versions – are both moving and inspiring. These stories connect us beyond stereotypes.

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Odd Bed Fellows: Jeremy Clarkson, Shane Warne & a horse

THIS WRITER’S LIFE: It is always amusing to see the company you keep on the bookshop shelf. Here we are this time with Shane Warne, Tim Costello, Jeremy Clarkson & Makybe Diva, a horse! The Sunday Story Club, Melb Airport.

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