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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Writer
Nation: Australian
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Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer.

Tags: Beer, Makes, Ought

Oh, my ways are strange ways and new ways and old ways, And deep ways and steep ways and high ways and low, I'm at home and at ease on a track that I know not, And restless and lost on a road that I know.

Tags: Deep, Home, Lost

The Giraffe took the horse's head and led him along on the most level parts of the road towards the railway station, and two or three chaps went along to help get the sick man into the train.

Tags: Help, Him, Sick

It is quite time that our children were taught a little more about their country, for shame's sake.

Tags: Children, Country, Time

Why on earth do we want closer connection with England? We have little in common with English people except our language. We are fast becoming an entirely different people.

Tags: Earth, Language, Why

And opposite the bench, the dock, divided by a partition, with the women to the left and the men to the right, as it is on the stairs or the block in polite society.

Tags: Men, Society, Women

It is a matter of public shame that while we have now commemorated our hundredth anniversary, not one in every ten children attending Public schools throughout the colonies is acquainted with a single historical fact about Australia.

Tags: Children, Matter, Single

It is the same with revolution; so long as the proper spirit is spreading amongst our young men, we are satisfied that it spreads without bombast or parade.

Tags: Men, Revolution, Young

On the same line of reasoning, if Australians were to be Australians, or rather if Australians were as separate from any other nation as Australia from any other land, there would be no jealousy between them on England's account.

Tags: Between, Jealousy, Rather

The children are taught more of the meanest state in Europe than of the country they are born and bred in, despite the singularity of its characteristics, the interest of its history, the rapidity of its advance, and the stupendous promise of its future.

Tags: Children, Future, History

We shall never be understood or respected by the English until we carry our individuality to extremes, and by asserting our independence, become of sufficient consequence in their eyes to merit a closer study than they have hitherto accorded us.

Tags: Become, Eyes, Study

Who says Australia offers not a home for every poor Englishman, or any other countryman that finds his way to our shores? And what sort of thanks do we get for it?

Tags: Home, Poor, Says

Even at age 10, I already knew that I was different from most people. My anxiety disorder was still years from being diagnosed, but it affected me quite deeply. I was too afraid to speak out in class, too nervous to make real friends.

Tags: Age, Friends, Real

I had no idea how complicated and solitary it could be to write a simple book.

Tags: Book, Simple, Write

I very much own the fact that I'm a misfit. The Internet makes everyone realize they're screwed up.

Tags: Everyone, Fact, Makes

Having your book edited is like watching your cat being operated on. It's uncomfortable and someone is probably going to get hurt. Most likely the cat. But in the end, things work out for the best and your cat is better it. And then your cat gets released in hardcover, and you have to read all of his reviews.

Tags: Best, Hurt, Work

I once threw myself a surprise party on Twitter because I was lonely. It was awesome. Thousands of people showed up and then Wil Wheaton and I made a bunch of monkey-ponies. It was the most successful surprise party I've ever thrown in my life. It was also the only surprise party I've ever thrown in my whole life.

Tags: Life, Lonely, Successful

I was having problems with depression and anxiety disorder, and it felt like not blogging about it was creating a false history. When I did finally share the problems I was having, I was shocked - not only by the support that was given to me, but also by the incredible amount of people who admitted they struggled with the same thing.

Tags: Depression, History, Problems

If you could hear the insane stuff going on in my head, it would scare the hell out of you. Probably. Or fascinate you. Depends on how easily you're startled, I guess.

Tags: Head, Hell, Stuff

It's interesting with my blog, because it feels to me less like a blog and more like a forum, because my readers are so funny and leave hysterical comments. And I'm not being humble when I say that very often, the comments are so much better than the post originally was.

Tags: Funny, Humble, Often

People assume that because I'm a girl and my blog is hot pink that my readership is 90% women, but it's not. It's probably only about 65%. When I do tours, it's pretty much the same thing: it's about one-third guys.

Tags: Girl, Pretty, Women

The first thing I do when I come home is check the refrigerator for cats because I'm convinced that if one dies, my husband will hide it in there because I don't cook and so I won't see it. I do drink Cokes, though ,so technically he should hide the corpse in the oven. And now I need to start checking the oven.

Tags: Home, Husband, Start

The hardest thing to write was explaining what anxiety feels like. Every time I'd try to really write about what it feels like to have an anxiety attack, I would actually have an anxiety attack. It was good material but so incredibly uncomfortable.

Tags: Good, Time, Try
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When I was young, my family didn't go on outings to the circus or trips to Disneyland. We couldn't afford them. Instead, we stayed in our small rural West Texas town, and my parents took us to cemeteries.

Tags: Family, Parents, Small

Writing is my therapy. In addition to my real therapy. God knows where I'd be without it. I'd probably still be at my last job, working in HR at a religious organization. I was horribly miscast.

Tags: God, Job, Writing

Many of the French follow a Trade with the Indians, living very conveniently for that Interest.

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The Allegator is the same, as the Crocodile, and differs only in Name.

Tags: Crocodile, Differs, Name

The Inhabitants of Carolina, thro' the Richness of the Soil, live an easy and pleasant Life.

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The Merchants of Carolina, are fair, frank Traders.

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Their way of Dancing, is nothing but a sort of stamping Motion, much like the treading upon Founders Bellows.

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New planted Colonies are generally attended with a Force and Necessity of Planting the known and approved Staple and Product of the Country, as well as all the Provisions their Families spend.

Tags: Country, Force, Known

The Indian Corn, or Maiz, proves the most useful Grain in the World; and had it not been for the Fruitfulness of this Species, it would have proved very difficult to have settled some of the Plantations in America.

Tags: America, Difficult, Useful

The Indians, I was now speaking of, were not content with the common Enemies that lessen and destroy their Country-men, but invented an infallible Stratagem to purge their Tribe, and reduce their Multitude into far less Numbers.

Tags: Common, Far, Less