May 22, 2011 in Dag

The Strange Case of Arthur Fribble.

Arthur Fribble’s strange condition began to become apparent while he was in primary school.His grade one teacher was the first to notice it.  She had asked the class the simple question, “what colour is the sky?” and Arthur had correctly replied, “blue.”  After being congratulated for this response, young Arthur sneezed.  Just one little short

May 7, 2011 in Dag

The House Call

It was the first house call I’d made in a very long time. I’d been in general practice for fifteen years but things had gotten a little slow. Changes in demographics, people said. A new generation of young folk moving into the area, with a preference for big faceless medical clinics rather than a small,

May 2, 2011 in Dag

Daggy Dads

Today I want to pay tribute to a very special kind of dag – the daggy dad. So what exactly is a daggy dad? It’s hard to define the exact characteristics of a daggy dad. But it’s easy to recognise one when you see one. A few sure signs that clearly identify this rather special

April 23, 2011 in Dag

Swimming with Sharks

I first met Vic on the day we went swimming with the sharks. He was right next to me in the changing shed as we stripped off and put on our bathers. “First time?” he asked. I nodded. “Seen it heaps on TV but I’ve never been game to try it myself until today. What

April 16, 2011 in Dag

The Snot Fairy

A truly wondrous organ is that thing you call your nose. It runs and snorts and sniffles, and it dribbles, drips and blows. But did you ever wonder just how do its contents build up. And why the more you empty out, the more that it gets filled up. Of course there is an answer