• My Friend Blaise

    My Friend Blaise

    My dearest friend, Blaise van Hecke, passed away early Monday morning. Everybody’s posted the sweetest platitudes about her on social media. That’s what happens when somebody dies.  People say the nicest things about them. They’ll say those things about me when I pass away. In my case, just know about half of those platitudes won’t be entirely accurate, or will even omit a few things. The truest platitude for me would be something like, “Oh, he could go out of his way to help you, but sometimes he could be a surly prick.” That’s still being kind. But we don’t say those things about those who’ve left us. As far…

  • Books

    Song of the Curlew

    Title: Song of the CurlewAuthor: Lazaros ZigomanisPrice (Paperback): $25.00Publication Date: 1 June 2019Format: Paperback (210x140mm, 298 pages)ISBN Print: 978-0-6484789-3-5 Ebook: 978-0-6484789-4-2Category: Young Adult Fiction Dreams mean nothing unless you have the courage to pursue them. Luke Miggs wants more than small-town life – the grind of chores on the family farm, playing footy, and drinks with friends. Like maybe doing something about his crush on Amanda Hunt, a barmaid at the local who’s smart, funny, and ambitious. Or playing footy in the big league. At eighteen, it can’t be too late, can it? There’s the Curlews, at least, although the team’s little more than battlers. If only they could take…

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