Rants

Hello America my old friend

It’s time we talked about the Disunited States of America G’day America – it’s me one of your bastard children from the colonies. Despite not being legitimate, I grew up loving you – all those movies with John Wayne, Audie Murphy and  Gary Cooper teaching me about the history you …

seo

How long does it take for Google to index?

How long does it take for Google to crawl my site? If there is one question I can’t give a definitive answer to on SEO related matters it’s the how long question. How long…. will it take for Google to index my site? before I’m on the first page? before …

Sport

Sports journalism is an oxymoron

Sports Journalism is a disgrace I love sport. It is a crying shame that it is reported on and commentated on by a group of people who have the analytical capacity of twelve year olds. There are exceptions to the rule. Examples of Good Sports Journalism I used to love …

Mars

Mars anomalies

Mars anomalies  – what does it mean? There are a heap of YouTube video channels, social media groups and forums and UFO conspiracy theorist sites out there all making hay out of the term and thousands of people are poring over images beamed down from  the Curiosity Rover and earlier …

Fragments of my life
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Friendship and Sunshine

How do you measure friendship? Who can you count on? Genuine friends are hard to find – here’s a description of a man I’m proud to call my friend. Above: At a party somewhere – we would have been 18 It’s been a very long time since I’ve seen Dean.  …

Musings
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To be a man

I’m angry today. Part of it is because of this story that I’ve become aware of this morning about the story of the woman who was stabbed to death in broad daylight by her estranged partner in front of her teenage son Part of it is because I became aware …

Music

Spiritual Man

I wrote these lyrics a long time ago.  I had this cool harmonic riff which is still waiting to find a home and I built a song around it.  Unfortunately it was way too clunky So the lyrics have sat unnoticed for a long time.    I came across them …

Fragments of my life

When Winning Isn’t Everything

I wrote this when I was President of Grampians Hockey back in 2005.  I read it out at the presentation night and then filed it away somewhere.  Grampians Hockey has been an integral part of my family’s life for  close to fifteen years.  Grampians were seen as the weakest country …

Music

Song In the Face Of Love

Another song from those sessions in 2003. http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=332203 I’m a little disappointed with this.  The mix doesn’t capture what is going on with the rhythm guitar and the solo was an off the top of my head take  to show this is where we’ll put the guitar solo. But I’m …

ohn Howard a pious pollitician
Rants

Pious politicians make me puke

Piousness is a party political free zone.  I guess from what I’ve observed of the USA and the UK it also appears to know no borders. Do politicians actually believe in the religions that they so wholeheartedly embrace before the television cameras? Maybe I read the wrong bits of the …