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No More Cars

You wouldn’t believe how many pitches I get sent to me about books involving cars and mechanics. It’s like I’m some sort mechanic-writing magnet. I don’t understand why everyone thinks that books about cars would be so appealing on a…
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Guest Post: Dirge

Finally, the Dirge can have the time in the spotlight he so clearly deserves! The Dirge would like to thank the owner of this website for so kindly giving up the space for his Australia’s Next Top Office profile.  It’s…
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The Workshop Compendium

Dear Editor, Tom Burden is a man, but he’s more than just a man. He’s a man with a mission. His mission is to visit all of the car service shops in Victoria and compare them. Putting his reviews online,…
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Car Sale Novel

Dear Editor, Do you have any idea how hard it is to sell a car these days? This is the struggle of Melbourne anthropologist Tom McDaniel, who has forty-eight hours to sell his car, or the entire city will go…
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The Mind Mechanic

No luck. Now I have to keep going to TAFE and learning to do car air conditioning services like everyone else. For the record, even if I had developed telekinetic powers, I’d still have kept doing mechanic stuff…I’d just be…
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Kitchens Through the Years

Now that everyone in Melbourne is as obsessed with kitchens as I am, I think it’s finally time for a comprehensive book. Like, a coffee table book, for perusing at your leisure, or just leaving there as something for visitors…
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Underwater Homes

And this is coming from someone who’s lived on a boat, in a little boat community. If you need to know the best place for anchor winches Melbourne has to offer, then I’m your top informant, because I grew up…
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Electricity for All…Soon

Have you ever SEEN electricity? If you’ve ever seen one of those electrical plasma balls, then you probably have. It’s very impressive, and that’s exactly what could be lying on your coffee table, tomorrow…or, however long it takes to get…
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Auction Assistance

There’s a property auction going on down the street. I didn’t think I’d be taken in by it, but I have to admit, it’s kind of exciting. I suppose it’s because this crowd of people standing all over the footpath…
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