Walking through a flutter* of butterflies hovering daintily in my path. All of a sudden brown wings fill my vision: a butterfly has flown straight into my Third Eye! What is the karmic, cosmic effect of that? Disclaimer: No butterflies were harmed in the making of this poem post: the butterfly flew away to join… Continue reading The Butterfly Effect?
I first encountered The Tao of Pooh around the time of its release in the 1980s. I loved the way it distilled profound insights about meaningful ways of being into messages that I could understand and take on board, through its unique structure. This book spoke to me then, and upon re-reading it speaks to… Continue reading Benjamin Hoff
A photo of me looking gorgeous on my play mat, aka Mrs Minder's yoga mat. Dear Shelter, I've been with my new owners for a year now. On my first night with them I was very nervous: I panted and hyperventilated and was all over the shop. Those early days were all about me learning… Continue reading Letter
Robin L. Harvey’s review of my book
Robin's on Twitter Remember Robin? I reviewed her book PTSD, featured her work as a journalist and she wrote a guest blog. Find her review of my book, Journey into the Shadow and the Sunshine, in these places: *on her website *on Goodreads *on LinkedIn Enjoy!
There's a certain attraction to being up on the roof. Not enough of an attraction to make me want to do it very often, but once I'm up there I appreciate the new perspective: it's not often I'm looking down on my surroundings from such a height, looking across at the telephone wires instead of… Continue reading Roof
ArtsHub: “The Exclusion Zone”
The Exclusion Zone After a break from reviewing for ArtsHub I'm back in action! The Exclusion Zone is by award-winning author Shastra Deo: I hope you enjoy my review. The author, Shastra Deo
Okay ... it's a tennis ball in the picture ... have you ever wondered what causes hail? Hail the size of golf balls! Our little town made the statewide news. Video footage courtesy one of our locals. I missed it, of course. I was swimming in the city when the storm came through. Apparently our… Continue reading Hail
I'm not sure what it is about the Indian psyche that make India's inhabitants such avid book readers: lucky for me, though! Khyati runs a site called Bookish Fame, where she reviews the incredible number of books she devours. Click here to find her review of my book, Journey into the Shadow and the Sunshine.… Continue reading Khyati Gautum
Thrive at Midsumma
Midsumma Festival is a Melbourne fixture. Running from January into February, it's a celebration of everything queer. The program features arts of all kinds, and many of the offerings do tours of the regions as part of the increasingly visible, burgeoning Pride Festivals. My transfem thespian daughter gravitates towards the queer community in all aspects… Continue reading Thrive at Midsumma
TV: “The Orville”
Seth MacFarlane's "The Orville" is science-fiction laced with action and computer-generated imagery. Both the action and the CGI are impressive, although they don't do much for me: I've never been excited by immense chase scenes, or a screen flooded with special effects. Both scenarios are meant to overwhelm the senses, I guess, but I find… Continue reading TV: “The Orville”