Story Retreat

Looking forward to telling stories with the magnificent Fi Bottcher for the beginning of this retreat, and then to the spacious time the rest of the day will offer. Due to issues with the registration site and process, the first retreat that was set for March 23 will now run on Nov 23. But wait, …

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In the hot seat

In 2006, climate scientist Dr Joelle Gergis was pulling weeds under Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge on the work-for-the-dole scheme. Centrelink advised removing her PhD from her resume, saying: “It’s not going to help you find a job.” Read the story online at The Age.

Knowing by heart

The part of the mind that once held poems is now used for storing passwords. The part of the mind that once remembered songs is now used for storing pin numbers… Knowing things by heart is definitely old school. As noted above by cartoonist and writer Michael Leunig.  We have so many devices now for …

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James and the four eggs

Very glad to see this story of mine in Eureka Street. Enjoy! From the tops of tall trees in the middle distance, sulphur crested cockatoos take long swooping glides with their solid-looking wings — feathers with heft. The brilliant white of the cockies slices the blue sweep of the sky. As they come closer, landing …

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