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Diary of a Bushfire Victim

On a scorching day in February 2014 my wife, our 7-month-old son and I stood looking at the smouldering rubble that was once our home. We had absolutely no idea what lay ahead for us. Today I’m going to share...

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My thoughts on the fires

“It’s over … isn’t it Dad?” His lip began to quiver. “Yes … I’m afraid so mate”, I said, putting my arm around him. This happened just last Monday. We had the car packed, ready to head to the remote...

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My Best Hate Mail of 2019

I get to about this time every year … and declare email bankruptcy. Yet before I do there are a few ‘special’ emails that I collect throughout the year that deserve a special reply: My hate mail. Yes, I may...

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Dead Broke in a Beamer

Christmas came early for my kids this year … Daddy finally got a job. (Well, to be accurate, 220 hours of community service as part of my Financial Counselling qualification.) On my first day, the three of them surprised me...

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My Year of Being a Tafe Student

It all began on a Date Night last year, when Liz said to me: “You’ve sold over a million copies of your book … what’s next?” “Well, I’ve been thinking a lot about that”, I said. “And I think I’d...

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What Nobody Tells You About Living Through a Bushfire

Here’s what no one tells you about living through a bushfire. First, nobody thinks it’s going to happen to them. On the day the fires hit my area, I sat at the kitchen table of my farm thinking everything was...

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