Bloody Football

Every kid who has ever been injured in any game of junior football I have ever watched has brought tears to my eyes. I knew it would eventually be one of mine and the Universal Mother in me grieved.

Then it happened – just two weeks before the grand final – and he is now 12 weeks out of action.

Love you Dan. X


Zombie Season Is Back On SBS 2. The Walking Dead Season 1, Episode 1.

I do appreciate zombie shows are not for everyone. But something about zombies totally captures my attention. The Walking Dead opens with a really (at least should be really) violent and politically incorrect scene. As she turns around Rick realises this is not any ordinary little girl, and he shoots the child zombie straight into the brain. She falls backwards, hitting the ground hard, and blood begins to flow out of the bullet wound onto the road. And I think this is the essence of why zombie fiction works for me – if you don’t kill them, they will kill you. So that makes horrific violence kinda okay. This show is not just entertaining, it is thrilling.