P O R T F O L I O

There's no better way to know a writer than to read their work. To the right I have posted some examples of my writing in a number of topic areas. Please remember that all work is copyrighted.
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M U S I C

Howie Day @ The Standard - 30 March 2012 (published Sounds of Oz March 2012)

On Friday night I enjoyed one of the best nights of live music I have in some time at The Standard. American singer-songwriter Howie Day drew me in, but some exemplary supports made the night something truly special.

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Home - Adrian Deutsch (published Sounds of Oz February 2011)

Adrian Deutsch serves up something different with his new solo effort Home. Itís a far cry from the music he created with the now defunct Sydney rock band Red Riders, but thatís just why I like it.

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John Butler Trio @ Newcastle Entertainment Center - 7 September 2010 (published Sounds of Oz September 2010)

Yesterday was a day for real thought as Julia Gillard was officially announced as the prime minister of our first minority government in 70 years. Iím still not entirely sure of the ramifications of that, but Iím interested to see how it pans out. It seemed fitting that such a pivotal day should coincide with me making a trek to the Newcastle Entertainment Centre to catch two of the countryís most political acts, Blue King Brown and John Butler Trio.

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T R A V E L

Reasons to Try Camping (published Frugal Monkey June 2012)

This world is divided into campers and non-campers. The first group relishes getting out amongst the great outdoors and celebrates the time spent together enjoying life's simple pleasures. The latter group shudders at the thought of "roughing it" and craves creature comforts when theyíre away from home. But there are several reasons why anyone who considers themselves a non-camper should give this rugged vacation style a try.

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Romance in Paris on a Budget (published Frugal Monkey December 2011)

Paris is the known as the city of love, but you won't feel as smitten once you empty out your bank account. If you want to keep the love affair alive skip the escargots and in-room massages and try some of our romantic, and budget-friendly, Parisian experiences.

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Walla Walla, Washington (published Uncovered City Guides 2010)

Nestled close to the Oregon border you'll find Walla Walla, a city with a funny name but a wealth of experiences for tourists.

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F A S H I O N

Nanette Lepore Marseilles One-Piece Review (published Bikini Buys February 2012)

Nanette Lepore challenges the notion that a swimsuit needs to show a lot of skin to turn heads with the Marseilles.

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Juicy Couture Sequin Stripe $ Pieces Wristlet Review (published Bag Bunch July 2011)

After seeing so many stylish but relatively staid accessories from Juicy Couture, it's refreshing to see the label hasn't forgotten its sense of fun. This Sequin Stripe $ Pieces purse is classic Juicy, with its whimsical style and injection of bling.

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The Human Cost of 'Poverty Fighting' Celebrities Burning $600,000+ on Handbags! (published Bag Bunch June 2008)

Hollywood stars would like you to believe they're not as superficial as the glamorous lifestyles they lead. Sure they might make millions, but they love to use that cash to feed starving children and help the homeless. But you can't change the world if you don't look good first, right?

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E D U C A T I O N

Motivation station: concentration (published FuturemindS, October 2006)

It's been a long road, but final exams are almost here! If you've been working hard to this point, it's easy for your concentration to waver. But don't despair - our practical solutions will help you reach the finish line!

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The importance of play (published FuturemindS, September 2006)

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Yet the balance between the two is difficult to find, as academics assess the value of both activities. So just how important is playtime?

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Dads in the classroom (published FuturemindS, August 2005)

With fewer male teachers than ever before, dads are looking to even up the gender imbalance by going back to school.

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M O T O R C Y C L E S

Pocket rocket: 2003 Yamaha Aerox 10 (published Cycle Torque, February 2004)

Sleek sporting lines. A blue and white paint job and competition graphics that speak of the marque's racing heritage. A two-stroke pocket dynamo revving all the way to 6800 rpm. Would you believe it's a scooter? Meet Yamaha's Aerox 100.

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Honda scooter launch: the other two-wheelers (published Cycle Torque, October 2003)

Cycle Torque sent its editorial assistant and new rider, Lauren Katulka, to the launch of Honda's new scooter range. She came back wanting one.

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Harley turns 100 (published Cycle Torque, May 2003)

Numbering in the tens of thousands, Harley-Davidson fans made a pilgrimage to Sydney Showground on March 15th and 16th to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the iconic label.

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M A R K E T I N G

Prepare for exams with Future School (published FuturemindS, October 2005)

With exams just around the corner, there's never been a better time to give your children the proven educational power of Future School Learning Systems.

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Golden Paw Award winner announced (published FuturemindS, October 2006)

Georgia Backhouse of Corowa South Public School is the lucky winner of the 2006 Golden Paw Award, a Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife initiative sponsored by Future School.

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Ruby loves Future School (published FuturemindS, June 2005)

Nine-year-old Ruby de San Miguel has achieved wonderful academic results since enrolling with Future School two years ago.

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