Ben Peek | Posts.
3970
blog,paged,paged-52,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode_popup_menu_text_scaledown,qode-theme-ver-10.0,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.12,vc_responsive
 

Posts.

Lynda Hawryluk has been linking a number of stories and images from the floods in Queensland and, because I am like that, I am linking some that made me smile. Of all the startling images to have come out from the Queensland floods, this has to...

Okay, things are back to a bit more normal, blog wise. Obviously, you wish you were me for the last ten days. Even with ocean. That said, all the news that is in Australia right now relates to the flooding taking place in Queensland, which are now...

It's a new year, welcome it: Global food prices rose to a record in December, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization reported Wednesday, surpassing highs in 2008 when rising prices sparked riots in 61 countries. The FAO food price index — which measures monthly price changes in...

New Year's Eve: I stood beneath the Harbour Bridge and watched the fireworks. Today: I heard Pete Postlewaite died from cancer, sixty four. I always appreciated him in the films I saw. Also, I have a cold, today. Yesterday: I found a book called Sydney by Delia Falconer....

The year is ending. Over at the Last Short Story blog, Above/Below was reviewed: This is the first of the Twelfth Planet Doubles in which the paired short stories are actually intended to be read together – Peek and Campisi, two Australian spec fic writers known for...

There are things I regret. Everyone has them, I'm sure. You dated the wrong person. You said the wrong thing. You took the wrong job choice. I went to a party once, where everyone stared at me, no one wanted to talk to me, and...

Today saw Julian Assange released on bail, given an electronic tag, and told to report daily to the police and now go out late at night. Locally, after receiving criticism over their initial claim that Assange and Wikileaks had committed a crime, the Australian Government...