Clarissa's Goodreads profile Clarissa Pattern found my book on Readers' Favorite and approached me for a Review Exchange. Not only did I receive the most marvellous commentary from her about Journey into the Shadow and the Sunshine, I got to read the incredible book she authored! (Read about her book in an upcoming post.) Here… Continue reading Critique of My Book: Clarissa Pattern
Energy is within us all. Some days I wake up after a sound night's sleep and feel so weary, like I could sleep deeply for ten hours all over again - immediately. These are the days when I struggle to get started: I have to push myself into my getting-up routine and, if it's a… Continue reading Energy
"I Hear the Black Raven" Sometimes a real gem finds its way to me: this book is a rarity in its unique style, a real delight! I totally dug this book! Read my Reedsy review here.
We have interesting garden ornaments. Take our pushbikes, for example: they were never designed to be garden ornaments - but that's what they evolved into, given our lack of attention to them. We exercise every day. However, we're not frequent riders. This is somewhat of a surprise as we've been frequent riders in the past.… Continue reading Garden Ornaments
Susi Bocks' blog I discovered this wonderful website by Susi Bocks ... I'm so glad I did! Susi took on the WordPress Challenge to 'post every day in January': coming into my inbox was a variety of poetry and themes. Susi accepted my request to review my work: she looked at both of them, saying,… Continue reading Critique of My Books: I Write Her
What does White Privilege give me, apart from access to an excellent education and quality health care? What does White Privilege give me, apart from a sense of worth and a place in the world? What does White Privilege give me, apart from freedom and security? White Privilege gives me time to grieve when a… Continue reading White Privilege
"Elvis: Direct from Graceland" - Bendigo Art Gallery How lucky am I to be asked to cover this Australian exclusive exhibition for ArtsHub? I learned so much about the King! Read my review here.
This is what I heard when I listened back to the recording of me playing my guitar in the year 7 yard, surrounded by my students. It's true, I don't often play guitar in the school yard ... so the child was entitled to ask about the unusual occurrence ... but the teacher's response gave… Continue reading Embarrassment
The Cat Empire's original line-up The Cat Empire is a band I've been following with my children since their inception (inception of the band and my children). We are fans of the jazz-fusion rhythms, to which we have danced equally enthusiastically at concerts and around our lounge room. With the original six-piece line-up now going… Continue reading Review: The Cat Empire
Harmony Day When I was growing up there was no Harmony Day. With its inception by the time I was an adult, it has promoted greater visibility, acknowledgement and integration of all cultures within Australian society, assisting the demise of the long-held White Australia Policy. In my opinion it's a good thing that this shameful… Continue reading Harmony Day