— Tony Rogers
"There are three distinct types: 'dormant,
uncommitted, and unmotivated'".
— Bet Briggs
A tribute to a departed friend.
|"Her last book, her
autobiography, in which she describes dramatically her Depression
childhood, her battle with polio and her years as a young woman working
in Sydney during World War II, embraces all those developing interests
with clarity and compassion, enthusiasm and poignancy."
Researching Mary Bennet — Jennifer Paynter
"If you're making up a story set in
the past", be prepared for the inherent dangers.
more particularly, I’d have to find out about the privileged world of
the English country gentry — their houses and servants and horses and
carriages, what they wore, what they ate and drank, how they (mis)spent
their time, etc."
Find Rhymes for My Couplets — and Other Catastrophes — Eileen Marshall
Watch out! Even outside capital
cities it's getting dangerous.
|Web Line —
Bennet — Jennifer Paynter
Part 16 of our serialised novella.
|A Word in Your Pink Shell-like
— Harlish Goop
You don't read detective stories? Never mind. Enjoy
some clever wordplay instead.
— Bet Briggs"How beautiful . . ."
Quintessential Quirky Quotes
Comic and Classic, from
Everywhere and Everywhen
|From the Back Verandah
Just in case you care, the age of the
universe is . . .
the 1990s cosmologists started muttering that they had discovered a
puzzling fact. (So what’s new?) Their new fact implied that the universe
was actually younger than some of its oldest stars. Which is absurd, as
Euclid used to say."