October 23, 2012 - The Arrival of Clunk & Jam (1st Edition)


clunk and jam book


‘Clunk & Jam’ has arrived.  Three years in the making.  Hand typed on an old typewriter.  Printed locally with vegetable base ink and stitch bound (in Perth, Western Australia).  Kind contribution of cover art by Stormie Mills and other contributed art by Harley Manifold within.


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The making of Clunk & Jam (at home above).

August 16, 2012 - A scarecrow, a magpie and treason



It has a surprisingly happy ending.

December 5, 2011 - Burn Your Name



November 6, 2011 - Who Kicked A Hole In The Sky


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hole in the sky

September 28, 2011 - Pay It Forward


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Pay it Forward is a movie about a boy who comes up with a dead simple idea and it takes on a life of its own.  Just imagine.  You do a favour that really helps someone and tell him or her not to pay it back, but pay it forward to three other people, who in turn, each pay it forward to three more – and on and on into a global outpouring of kindness and decency.   Kevin Spacey’s pitch of the assignment to his junior high class goes …


Pay It Forward


“You’re stuck right here in the 7th grade but not forever because one day you’ll be free.  (Class cheers).  What if on that day you’re free you haven’t prepared.  You’re not ready.  And you look around you and you don’t like what the world is.   So what if the world is just a big disappointment?  Student answers; “We’re screwed”.  Unless.  Unless you take the things that you don’t like about this world and you flip them upside down, right on their arse.

And you can start that today.  This is your assignment.  Think of an idea to change our world – and put it into ACTION!  What’s wrong?  Students answer; “It’s so weird”.  “Crazy”.  “Hard”.    Teacher says; How about possible?  It’s possible.  The realm of possibility exists where?  In each of you.  Here (points to head).”

September 16, 2011 - World Proof Children

Reposted from 2011, before social media ramped up the problem.


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“Rather than child proofing the world, we need to world proof our children”

Todd Sampson panelist on Gruen Transfer  statement referring to kids exposure to sexualised bill board images and mass media.   See also, Phillips Adams article ‘Bad Times Stories’.