It’s not cheap to be healthy, you know

Subtlety isn’t Wanda’s strength, so with the force of a sledgehammer, she recently told me I’d gained a few kilos. “And perhaps you’d like to consider a diet for a few weeks, Wayne,” she says. I’d noticed...

I’m far too meek for a flipped bird

A bearded man with a crooked nose and fewer than his fair share of teeth gave me the finger the other day. Flipped the bird, raised his middle digit, the one finger salute, raised from the rolled down window...

Council thing not all it’s cracked up to be

I’D have thought a free mow over the front lawn would be part of the deal if I was to throw my hand up to become a Logan city councillor. Nope. Property valuations, plumbing from council-employed engineers, ...

My sentimental family Christmas

I only ever remember him as Uncle Terry. He was my grandfather’s brother, and we only ever saw him once a year - at Christmas. Maybe he was married at some point, but I never recall him turning up to lunch wi...

A testy time of year if you have prickly heat

It’s eerily quiet around here, and I’m finding myself a bit testy. Like something’s about to happen, a “calm before the storm” feel about it. Schools are shutting down for their holiday time, traffic has ...

Get your act together, Queensland Health

I’m a little concerned about this whole ambulance ramping thing. Things have got to be pretty bad for me to call an ambulance.  The minute I start getting a heart attack, I’ll be leaning on Wanda to find ...

Spies can have my personal details

There are whispers that boffins in China have been burning some overtime to find ways into Australia’s computer data systems. National security is a big deal and if you’re smart enough to throw a country’s e...