Breakin’ It Down

It’s an unwritten rule that you’re not supposed to say shit like, “Well what the fuck else could go wrong?” when you’re having a day that stinks like a rotten armpit. You might think it, but you’ll never ever actually say it because the subsequent shit storm that will rain down on you will turn…

Nervous Breakdowns: A How To Guide

Welcome to True Writes, a website where I, True, sometimes ramble on about shit that I love or hate for the simple catharsis that writing brings, especially when random strangers validate my feelings by liking or sharing my rants. Today I’m going to give you some hints and tips on how to really maximise your…

Death by Cretoxyrhina

The other day I nearly met my maker in the most embarassing of ways. Picture this: I am driving to work at 10:30 at night. I’ve just passed the Rex Lookout halfway between Cairns and Port Douglas and I have about 30km to go at this point. It’s a dark night, relatively cloudy but not…

Budget Herb Garden – Success!

My garden was pretty ugly out the front. Horridly, horridly ugly. I was silly and didn’t take a photograph of it before I ripped it to pieces, but here’s an approximation – Take this badly tended garden from the back of my house… And add a couple of those dead shrubby things and one of…

Arty Farty

Hey all! My sister has recently joined the online community and started up her own website to showcase her art. Why not head on over and show her some love? Yes, our DNA came from the same two people. Stop asking!

Giving Birth During Cyclone Yasi

*This is very long and personal post about my daughter’s birth. But I’m sick to death of only hearing the ‘good’ stories while mine goes untold* February 1st is my daughter’s second birthday. A milestone that five or six years ago seemed completely impossible, yet it’s not a milestone I’m not yet able to embrace…

The Upper Limits of Human Endurance

Following on from my post yesterday where I bemoan everything that’s difficult in my life, I would like to take the opportunity to bemoan something else that was difficult in my life that I kicked in the teeth. I like to describe myself as a ‘jack of all trades, master of none’. I’m good at…

A Bitter Tinge

If you’ll excuse the rather personal post today… Tomorrow is my daughter’s first birthday and I am angry. Not with her, she’s such a delight and it’s very hard to remember sometimes that she’s not actually even a year old because she doesn’t act like it, but with how the events surrounding her birth unfolded.…

Quick Change

I made some little changes to the site today. It looks like a big change, but all I did was change the theme. I decided that the previous one was too hard to read and I didn’t like that the comment and tag buttons were so close together. It all looked a little smooshed in.…