It was a big year for me, 1986, and in July I had been almost two months clean and sober. Exciting times, living a life without assistance of booze, dope, or some of the other stuff I occasionally dropped. But not at first. First there was fear, frustration, anger and depression. What better way to … Continue reading And here is another one …
The thing is, I'm writing another book. Love to tell you about it, but sworn to keep the mouth shut. Why? Well, I wrote a book once and while writing it I talked it to death, literally. Everyone wanted to know: "How's the book coming along, Jon?" I talked so much I lost the thread, … Continue reading A long time, yes, but …
Recently I attended an author night at the Joondalup City Library. In case you wondered, yes, I was the author. Did I arrive in time to hear myself speak? Only just. It was not easy getting there. First, there was the long drive, over 450 kilometres, all the way from the deep south of Western … Continue reading a City visit
As we now know because people have been studying such things for a couple of decades, in any large office we can expect to find a number of disturbed humans per one hundred of the species. Among the one hundred we might find at least one serious narcissist, a psychopath, a sociopath, a pathological liar, … Continue reading Denial is ugly and stupid
Yes, life is short, but you don’t have to rush it.
Just finished. I went through every emotion. Anger, Acceptance, Sadness, Envy, Understanding, Pride at knowing Jack the man. The list goes on and then I cried when I finished the book. I so wanted to have you sitting next to me as I read the book. Thank you, Jon, for opening my eyes. Such a journey: individual … Continue reading Reviews – small and casual
Pic by Wayne Harrington Southerly Magazine Jon Doust’s Return Ticket continues the journey of Jack Muir from a private boarding school in Perth to the New Guinea Highlands and now on board a passenger ship heading for Durban, South Africa. Jack’s journey is bookmarked by washing up ─ hands thrust into hot water, raw skin, … Continue reading A master class in kitchen organisation
FREMANTLE SHIPPING NEWS An online magazine all about Freo And I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed it. Really couldn’t put it down. It wasn’t the story of my life, but I wished, sort of, that it could have been!The novel revolves around everything that happens to Jack while in Israel living on a … Continue reading Review snippets