I was born the year that Martin Luther King, Jr made his
most famous speech from the steps at the Lincoln
Memorial, on the birthday of Federico Fellini, but in Sydney,
I was educated by followers of a long dead shepherd from
the middle east, and then, later, by humanists. I was then,
and am now, an out-and-proud wool gatherer.
I make my living by thinking, having opinions, and then
writing them down. I still find this surprising but I am
repeatedly assured that neither the writing or the opinions
are half as bad as I sometimes think they are. This is
apparently the primary reason for the cheques that fall
through the hole in the front door.
I am white, reasonably blond, reasonably thin, wear
spectacles, talk incessantly and am reasonably reasonable.
I sometimes (rarely) write to order and have thoroughly
In the past I have written for The Sydney Herald, Computer
Living Magazine, Pure Magazine, Wizzbang, PCWorld, PCBuyer
Magazine, Australian MacWorld magazine and (as the mans
says) many more. Once, long, long, ago, even for Radio 2GB.
Currently my main regular writing gig is with Gleet Net I I have just
finished one book and am hard at work on the next. The
one that is finished is a love story. The one that
I am inordinately fond of cats, good coffee and the films
of the Coen Brothers. I read lots of Roman history and no