March 2016

Go Smurf Yourself

This article first appeared in the Herald Sun Here’s an idea that will never kick on but makes perfect sense. It’s one quick way to clean up the language on all construction and mining sites. If you’ve ever been on one, you know that these are places where most words have been replaced with swear Read More

Fitness versus Fatness

Out on a mining site, you either become addicted to fitness or fatness. Many who’ve previously shown no inclination either way expand and soften, or contract and harden, the longer they’re trapped in the FIFO life. When I first arrived, I gravitated towards fatness. Unable to resist all-you-can-eat bacon every morning, cold cuts at lunchtime, Read More

Read a book. It’s what Ryan Gosling would do

This piece first appeared in The Herald Sun DO YOU think that evolution is going backwards? I do. If you’re reading this, I’m clearly not talking about you, since you can read. I mean read something longer than a street sign, an ironic tattoo and the winning lotto numbers and that’s the key. As a society, Read More