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What You Can Learn From Mosquitoes

New post at The AQ Blog! It’s summer in Oz! And that means #mozzies “What You Can Learn From Mosquitoes”


You know what Australians call mosquitoes? Mozzies. I think that’s a wonderful nickname for the little buggers. It just sounds irritating to me, like the buzz they have when they fly around – Mozzzzzzz-ZEEE.

Unfortunately, I have had plenty of time to consider that sound since moving to Oz. We live in an apartment a block away from the water of Botany Bay. Unlike the cold bay shores of my native…

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Why Should You Listen To Me?

New post at The AQ Blog! Should you be listening to me? Maybe? “Why Should You Listen To Me? “


I am a nobody in Australia who happens to blog a lot. Normally, I’m stunned almost to silence when anyone asks my opinion on anything (“Babe, what do you think about this couch?”). Yet increasingly there is evidence that people want my opinion and that there are people out there who listen to what I’m saying. So today I’m asking the question of you and of me: why should you listen to me?

I’ve Got…

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Will You Drink With Your Ancestors In Valhalla?

New post at The AQ Blog! Sometimes @theatheistwife brings me the nicest things #odin #satire “Will You Drink With Your Ancestors In Valhalla?”

Guys, I have so much I could blog about right now. I’m reading Beyond Religion by the Dalai Lama and it is blowing my mind. Australia has launched its biggest counter-terror operation inside the country, in the very city where I live, and it is concerning (there seems to be a lot of racial/religious profiling going into the thing). I worked out soooo much yesterday and it felt wonderful! I’m…

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Work Outs Work Out

New post at The AQ Blog! I am sore and a hypocrite. Great combination, guys! #fitness #religion “Work Outs Work Out”


A little more than 2 weeks ago, I was working out every day. I had more energy, I was more positive, I slept better – then in-laws and a bout of the flu stopped me dead in my tracks. Then I ran out of my meds. So for two weeks, I was sick mentally and physically. Now, I’m back on track.

And It Hurts

I am literally so sore. My legs always get sore, but my upper body has decided to get sore this…

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Cleaning House With Depression

New post at The AQ Blog! Doing some #springcleaning today and talking about #depression Cleaning House With Depression


Your blogger in her natural habitat

Today I am cleaning my house and doing laundry. That doesn’t sound like much, does it? I mean, how hard can it be to clean your house? Especially when there’s only two people living in a one bedroom apartment. And two cats. It’s no big deal, right?

The Inevitable Explanation of Why That Assumption is Wrong

I have depression. I am medicated for it. It’s not…

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The Constancy of Seasons

New post at The AQ Blog. I’m a little #homesick and a lot #happy #queer #lgbt “The Constancy of Seasons”


I’m an American living in Australia. For a year now, almost exactly, I’ve been living south of the Equator, farther away from home and my family than I have ever been. In a sense I’m used to being far away from them, but in another way it feels lonely and frightening. I’m lucky to have the Atheist Wife as a partner, as well as her welcoming friends and family, to keep me company. Still when the…

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Let Me Piss People Off About 9/11

New post at The AQ Blog #september11 #neverforget #howtoremember “Let Me Piss People Off About 9/11”


It’s 9/11 in the United States and I am spending the early night of 9/12 here in Australia watching “About A Boy” and being extremely disgruntled because my footy team has lost. Yesterday in Oz was a completely normal day. I spent my time sleeping, taking care of kittens, and reading J.K. Rowling’s “The Cuckoo’s Calling.” My wife came home, we had dinner, we watched “Doomsday Preppers,” and went…

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Right. So I got an email from my good friend Moxie last week wondering why she wasn’t receiving my posts anymore.

Right. So I got an email from my good friend Moxie last week wondering why she wasn’t receiving my posts anymore.

Boring Life Update Gets Minioned

New post at The AQ Blog! Now with more #minions and a #lifeupdate “Boring Life Update Gets Minioned”

If you’re a regular reader of this little blog, you may have noticed that I have not posted in a really looooooong time. There is a reason for that! And it is the subject of this little life update. In the spirit of “Here’s what you missed on Glee,” here’s how my life has been lately. Let’s hit the highlights with a minimal amount of singing.


So, it turns out that I have to work a lot more…

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A man I knew and who left his mark - Father Boardman C. Reed, affectionately known as Boom Boom. “Whelmed”

ReedBoardman.eps_20120320When I was young, I knew a man called Father Reed. He was the priest who baptised my brother into the church. He had been a pilot in World War 2 and then Korea. He flew bombers, pressing the button to release their fatal cargo. He married a woman who had been in movies, who had legs that went on for miles and could dance her around the stage in the lightest step of a flitting fairy. He became a…

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