Another Fool's Paradise

Dreams of adventure become reality when, in 1961, nineteen-year-old Roger J Burke gets a job in New Guinea as a Cadet Patrol Officer. Come with Roger as he tackles the clash of cultures; the harshness and humor of colonial administration; patrolling in country; earthquakes, tropical diseases, and other nasties; investigating murders and suicides; and just missing death by a spear in the gut.... More

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About Roger J Burke

Roger Burke now lives on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, north of Brisbane, after having lived in New Guinea, the UK and Canada from 1961 to 1993. He has three sons and a daughter in Australia and twin sons and a daughter from a prior marriage in Canada. Roger's work record includes colonial administration for five years in New Guinea, followed by a long career in IT, starting in 1967, in which he functioned in a variety of roles within operations, programming, systems design and project management. During that time, he has also operated karate dojos and women's self defense courses in Canada and Australia.

His major interests now concentrate on maintaining his website devoted to specialized dictionaries of homonyms and homophones with a goal of amassing the largest such database on the internet - and perhaps the entire world. In addition, he continues to explore the subtleties of their meanings and use within chiastic rhetoric, most commonly exemplified by observations such as: I eat to live, not live to eat (first attributed to Cicero, ancient Roman senator). All such works are available in PDF at that site.

Roger finished two years of a Psychology degree while living in Canada. Upon return to Australia, he instead obtained a BA (Literature & Composition) at Griffith U. in 2007, followed by an MA (Writing) from Swinburne U. in 2009. In development are additional websites for his other works in non-fiction and fiction, most of which will also be published through Amazon, Smashwords and other outlets.

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