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

April 14, 2011 in Dag

Why Dag-Lit?

In order to answer this question, I need to first explain a little more about exactly what the term “dag” means. Dag is Australian slang. It refers to somebody who is a bit odd or unusual; someone whose appearance or behaviour don’t fit in with what is considered to be conventional or “cool”. Originally it