There was nothing unique about my death, apart from the fact I came back from it.
Apart from the odd award or positive ranking, airlines rarely make the news for good reasons. Like banks and telcos we bash them whenever possible. And while Jetstar deserved criticism yesterday, I can't help but think we are often too quick to condemn those magnificent men and women in their flying machines.
28/04/2017 12:01 PM AEST
The one topic that everyone has something to say about.
13/03/2017 2:34 PM AEDT
And why those who can help us wake up are happily asleep at the wheel.
07/03/2017 9:04 AM AEDT
Sip, slop, slap.
03/01/2017 2:54 PM AEDT
There IS life after hair. It doesn’t involve shampoo, but that doesn’t make it unconditional.
15/11/2016 11:39 AM AEDT
We need to get verse out of its hearse.
07/10/2016 10:50 AM AEDT
'If you've got everything in control, you're not moving fast enough'
08/09/2016 2:00 PM AEST
I always know when the US season starts because fired-up fans jump on my website, ignore the fact that there's a profile picture of a bald writer rather than a hirsute, white-toothed, TV host, and then pour their hearts out.
07/09/2016 11:56 AM AEST
Great balls of fire!
01/09/2016 4:16 PM AEST
At my desk at HuffPost, when the daily grind grinds or my boss yells at me to get a haircut, I often imagine a life of leisure in my wife’s fishing village, of buying a vineyard by the sea and making my very own Sauvignon Plonk. I call it the grape escape.
23/08/2016 1:27 PM AEST
Australia’s 2016 general election will be decided by postal votes. In an era when innovation is the buzzword, the leader of that era will be decided by those who sharpened a pencil, licked an envelope and possibly spilt tea on the ballot paper.
03/07/2016 12:57 PM AEST
For almost five minutes, although it felt like an eternity, we shook, clicked, wacked and did everything you can possibly do with a spoon without actually eating with it.
15/06/2016 4:06 PM AEST
In the delivery room of a hospital, as women become mothers, apparently the most common words uttered -- or shrieked, yelled and howled -- are "I'm never having sex again!"
08/05/2016 6:42 PM AEST
It had been ages since I'd read a fairytale, but my daughter is now old enough to get among them so I bought a big colourful collection (which, shamefully, attracted GST) and set about frightening the bejesus out of her.
06/04/2016 9:05 AM AEST
In the USA, sorry, the U.S.A., they celebrate National Punctuation Day. Its official website bills the pedants' party (assuming there is more than one pedant) as "a chance to remind America that a semicolon is not a surgical procedure". This is both ironic and timely given that these days punctuation is a pain in the arse.
11/03/2016 9:58 AM AEDT
Yep, Qantas has just announced that from 2017 it will be flying phone booths around the skies, with trials of Skype and FaceTime to be part of "the world's best in-flight wi-fi experience".
24/02/2016 10:10 AM AEDT
I loved the Australian Open. Not for the tennis, not for the spectacle, but for the fact that once a year the world's best players lob Down Under and prove that you don't have to spit to play sport.
02/02/2016 5:10 AM AEDT
A tribute to Lleyton Hewitt, in backward caps.
22/01/2016 9:44 AM AEDT
According to random research I just conducted in a coffee queue, "What would you do if you won the lottery?" is the most commonly asked question among colleagues.
14/01/2016 11:06 AM AEDT