She also talks about one hard-won lesson that she deems was worth more than any qualification she ever earned.
Within five years, Rowling has made $980 million and sold 400 million copies of her books. Typical woman.
Hat Tip Mark @ KitchenSlut
Hat Tip Mark @ KitchenSlut
"I'll start with the good news, or I should say the best news, as there isn't any bad news today," writes 16-year-old Sunshine Coast sailor Jessica Watson, as she marks another milestone passing South Africa's Cape of Good Hope and onto the last stretch to the West coast of Australia, the Atlantic Ocean and into the Indian Ocean.
Watson is almost on the home stretch, sailing solo and unassisted around the world.
"Now only 120nm till we pass under Cape Agulhas (I've been saying the Cape of Good Hope but the most southern point of Africa is actually Cape Agulhas) and can officially tick off another Cape," Jessica wrote on her blog on Monday.
"The wind dropped off a little today and with it Ella's Pink Lady's great pace too. But we are moving nicely still and for the first time in over a week it was warm and sunny. After misty drizzle and grey skies for so long, sunshine feels particularly lovely! As there's a high pressure system passing over us at the moment, it looks like the calm sailing (fingers crossed that it's not too calm!) will last for a while yet."
Jessica is around 1,500 nautical miles ahead of where her team thought she'd be at this stage. She's expected to arrive back in Australia early May.
Check out her videos here.
There's many great designs for a new flag for our neighbourly dole-bludgers.
ABC Far North's Ginger Gorman made the besieged president of Cairns community radio squirm live on air.
Rod Coutts was asked on a number of occasions about why he rejected a number of new memberships, however he refused to disclose, giving the excuse that there was a current ACMA investigation on and he was told not to discuss. It's another lie from Mr Coutts, who has divided the organisation, almost beyond repair.
ACMA actively encourage open membership, and it is a practice that they clearly ruled in breaches against the former Arona-dominated committee. Now Coutts has been up to the same controlling tactics in order to stop anyone speaking out against him. Coutts also talks about placing blame on the previous committee, but the movement against him is centred around his activities since the AGM last September.
Last week, the Friends of Cairns Community Radio, 4CCR, was launched with Councillor Diane Forsyth and Ross Parisi. Forsyth's membership to the station was thrown out in the corridor, along with 14th others by the vice president Pieter Blaauw, moments before he physically assaulted the Cairns Regional Councillor on January 6th last month. It is now known that Rodney Coutts instructed Blaauw to turf the membership forms, along with money, out of the meeting room.
Here's Ginger Gorman on ABC Far North interviewing Councillor Diane Forsyth and Ross Parisi, chairman of the newly-formed Friends of 4CCR.
Download MP3 here
Late last week, Ginger Gorman extended the invitation to Rod Coutts to explain his actions over the last four months.
Listen out for another big lie, where he claims that he's signed up 83 members since he took office, and claims it as an endorsement of his management. In fact these were all signed up as a result of the move to throw out the former corrupt committee of Arona.
Coutts has in fact rejected and terminated membership at a greater rate than any previous committee over the last 10 years.
He also says at a presenters' meeting last week he received 100% support. He failed to mention that up to 15 presenters have walked out due to his behaviour and in fact, some left during thew meeting he refers to. Rod Coutts also repeated another outright fib on ABC Far North that the Arona-committee had done nothing wrong. It's shocking radio. I might drop off a lie-detector for Ginger to use on Coutts if he's ever invited back.
Download MP3 here.
Just prior to Christmas I engaged in a long two-hour conversation with Col Johnson at the Edgehill Cafe. During it he explained what he saw as the serious ongoing problems and his total distrust of vice president Pieter Blaauw and Rod Coutts.
"Coutts told me specifically not to meet or talk with you Michael," Johnson said at the time. "However it's better for me to be on the 'inside' where I can have the most impact," he says. "He has to go," Johnson said in reference to Rod Coutts.
However it now seems the plan will not go ahead, now saying that the Government doesn't support the monitoring of social network sites."