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My life has been one filled with adventure and a multiplicity of interests. You won’t find a ‘theme’ here, but an eclectic collection of things I have researched, things I know, things I have only just realized I know, and things I am learning about. Whatever you find, it will be original, not plagiarized, not spun. I hope you find something of interest.

Blogging is relatively new to me. Mostly I write novels. My latest novel , The Girl From Kosovo  is doing rather well, and a stand alone ‘sequel’  The Butterfly Effect is due for completion.  I’m also busy creating a digital “history” of the lifestyles of the 20’s 30’s 40’s and 50’s. (If you have any old publications from those periods I would be most grateful for a donation. They can be as tatty as you like, so long as the are readable, and better yet if they have illustrations. They will scanned and put on line for free use.) Old illustrated books from the periods will be fine too.  Photographs of old household items, or dress/fashion are always welcome.

I was told at school half a century ago that I had a grasshopper mind. Unable to apply myself to a single task, I work on a hundred at one time, flying off in all directions, but always coming back to the topic at hand. I haven’t changed a bit in those fifty odd years .

I hope you find something in this blog that is informative, funny, or at least stirs some emotion in you whether it be amusement or anger.  If you enjoy any particular piece, please comment. Thanks.

Graham Whittaker

 

 

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4 Comments

  • Joe P. Attanasio

    Hey Graham, a number of your Facebook friends was concerned about you and posted something. I know you are not on FB at the moment. Can I pass a message along for you? Joe P. Attanasio

    • grahamwhittaker

      Hi Joe. Thanks for the concern. I have closed my facebook account and have moved to MeWe where I post the paid writing opportunities etc. I also have the same name writer authors and readers page on MeWe. I left facebook not as some would think, because of any offense caused. It was simply because upon logging on one day my laptop camera switched on and I am sure I did not notice is for some minutes. (Later found that facebook DID use an algorithm to do this.) I miss the cut and thrust of debate, and the humour of so many, but I don’t feel comfortable any more with facebook data gathering and certainly not their use of their algorithm to turn on cameras. Please give my regards to all and I do hope to see some over that the (rather quiet and unassuming) MeWe social media site. Thanks again buddy. It has been a pleasure to know you and I hope to continue doing so. My MeWe page is https://mewe.com/group/5b149fb7a5f4e551861bc20f for writers etc. and my personal page is https://mewe.com/i/grahamwhittaker. Thanks again Joe.

  • Marge Martin

    Hi Graham and Garda: I will be in Australia in January on a cruise. We will be in Melbourne on January 31 from 8AM – 11PM. Not sure if it’s drivable from your home to the port in Melbourne? If so, it would be great to see you again. Can you please reply to my email and let me know. Thanks a bunch.

    Merry Christmas!!

    • grahamwhittaker

      Of course Marge! Just give us a call before you dock on 0419770011 and let us know and we will come over to meet you. Take care. Graham and Garda

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