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God of the harried

My late Lenten practice of writing collects brings before the Holy One just a few of the many conditions of being human in this time of Covid 19. Photos by Ian Ferguson, taken during February and March in East Gippsland. Used with permission. See previous collects for notes on freely re-publishing with acknowledgement. If it’s …

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Staying with the trouble

‘Staying with the trouble’, the story of my meeting with Two Pied Oyster Catchers is now published in Dumbo Feather online Two Pied Oyster Catchers It is wintertime. My friends and I are rugged against the cold in beanies, scarves and jackets. Sheltering between boulders  we are protected .The wind blusters around us at Mimosa …

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Six Angus Cattle

this piece appeared in The Melbourne Anglican October 2019 During the summer, in a burst of new-year planning enthusiasm, I asked a well-organised friend to help me with some weekly scheduling. I wanted to set up a pattern for the tasks that went into each day. Despite my friend’s expertise and willingness, the process did …

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Mark Tredinnick

Mark’s poetry and lyrical prose return to mind so often. I am grateful for the long conversations we have had that formed this interview published by Dumbo Feather I first met Mark Tredinnick’s work through The Little Red Writing Book––recommended by a teacher I loved. Within the opening pages I was hooked. I read the …

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