About Me

Hi there and thank you for being interested enough to visit my Blog!

My name is John Robert Belchamber (JRB) I’m just a regular middle aged, happily married father of three, living life in wonderful Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.


Why Use The R?

I know it’s not common for people to use their middle initial these days. My Dad was John Belchamber so at a young age I realized that to the outside world, the ‘R’ was what differentiated us. Though my Dad passed away many years ago, the older I get, the more that ‘R’ becomes one of the few ways to tell us apart.


Secular Humanism is the ‘badge’ that most closely describes my outlook on life, however I do not profess to have mastered living by all of its precepts. I guess above all, I believe as Voltaire may have done, people have the right to believe in whatever they wish that as long as they cause no harm to others. No one has the right to force their beliefs on others, nor should they attack or exclude others because of their differeing beliefs. Philosophy, religion and science all have a great depth of wisdom that we can all learn from…if we care to listen.

My interests include (but are not limited to: Writing, Philosophy, Ideas, Science & Technology, Rugby Union (QLD Reds and the Wallabies), Sailing, Gadgets, Music and enjoying time with my family and friends.

This blog is really just an extension of my twitter page, containing random musings on things that have grabbed my attention. I hope that it will grow into something I can look back on and ask myself…what made me think that? If you’ve found this page and taken the time to readf it, thank you for your interest and I hope your time wasn’t totally wasted!

You might also like my Haiku Blog.

Brisbane, Australia

6 Responses to About Me

  1. parmis rad says:

    Hi! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and liking my Haiku. Being new to Blogoshphere, I am amazed by the scope of talent and humanity I find here. It has inspired a new sense of optimism and hope in me. I am really glad to have found your wonderful blog and will be eagerly following. Happy writing

  2. Rosemarie says:

    Thanks for liking my coffee haiku, third attempt. You have an interesting blog. I checked out some of your haiku as well. The dementia haiku is haunting. I’m a follower.

  3. nightlake says:

    Would you like to participate in the Ligo Haibun Challenge. Here is the link:

  4. Kate Swaffer says:

    Thanks for following my blog JRB… and for the comment on my YouTube clip Dementia: My Story – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZUyIRq5DAs – which tells what it felt like not long after diagnosis. Feel free to add it to your http://www.DementiaJourneys.com site. And happy haiku-ing… I write one almost every day!

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