Saturday Arts: Kids movies for grownups

You may remember about six weeks ago I looked at Young Adult fiction, and it’s appeal to adults. The general feeling was that the books appeal to a large number of adults because they are satisfying – presenting complex ideas in relatively simple ways, and reaching conclusions that are in the words of one an analyst…

Weekend Arts: Reading and satisfaction ..

I was reading an article on adults who read “Young Adult” fiction, when the author asserted that the reason so many of us like reading books ostensibly written for teens is that they have “satisfying” ends. I’ll get to that in a moment – but first some background. It could be argued that the “Young…

New, bigger ship for P&O Australia

I’m relaunching this blog page tomorrow – and part of the redesign will be Tuesday Cruiseday posts .. but I thought I’d post this here, first. With all the bad PR that P&O is getting over the Aria and the Eden (and questions about whether they were rushed through their refurbishments), you may have missed…

Relaunching this Friday …

It’s been an interesting week or two around the CairnsComms world HQ – what with visits to see my 91 year old mum, and Christmas, and other disruptions. That’s why the blogsite’s been just a bit … moribund … for much of December. But as of Friday, we have a new year – and a…