Life was like a black and white movie

SOME say starting out in the 70s was tough. It probably was, particularly if we're do draw comparisons with the way things are done now. It was simple. You got up in the morning. You went out and did a good,...

I’d point my way to world peace

AFTER all the excitement of the federal election, and seeing Albo jump on the jet to foreign lands, I've been continuing to threaten Wanda with a tilt at parliament. It's possibly not surprising that she's b...

The first time I had to budget

MUM used to give us a coin or two which she took from the change the milkman had left behind, amid the bowl of blue and red lids. So much has changed. We wouldn't call them a "milkman" any more. It would be ...

What’s a few zeros among friends?

Over the past week, I've been reading about how all of Australia's big financial decisions, along with those of Queensland, will be made right here in Logan Central. I can see the scenario playing out. Fe...

Get it right on election night, guys

COME 6 o'clock on election night, it is tradition for Wanda and I to grab a blanket, turn on the television, and watch history unfold as the country's votes are tallied. I'll often grab a pie, which I feel i...

We’ve invented a share economy

Being of a mature age is a bit like being in a club. You get a card that gives you all sorts of benefits, the leader of the club sends you a letter every so often to let you know your club is working for you...

Mother’s Day not just for kids

ALMOST every Mother's Day I find myself reminiscing with Wanda about when our children were born, their first words, their first steps, and how their school shorts were too long for their little bodies when the...

I’m putting myself in the election race

I've been admiring over the past couple of weeks the ability of seasoned politicians to make outrageous claims - ideas with all responsibility, and no accountability. I'm not talking about Scomo or Albo. I'm...