I woke up this morning on this bright and sunny day to read commentary in the morning paper about the term ‘guys.’ Apparently the Australian of the Year, David Morrison, found it within himself to announce his abhorrence at its use. ‘Those guys just weren’t up to it today,’ ‘What’s that guy playing at?’ ‘Thanks … Continue reading Freedom – where did you go?
I turned the computer on this morning only to see the announcement of Harper Lee's death. What a legend of the literary world! Her writing encouraged tolerance and understanding of difference, and to never abide by hate. A quote was included in the article I read attributed to her; I hoped for a little but … Continue reading Harper Lee
Recently my very own Prime Minister declared the need for “restraint” in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris and Mali. According to some sources, there have been 291 terror attacks in the course of the 2015 calendar year thus far, (to the 26th November). Restraint may be seen by some to be a … Continue reading Neville Chamberlain or Charlie Wilson?
Australian newspapers this weekend had but one issue in their ‘Commentary’ section(s) – Paris. For once I read everyone’s opinions. By the time I post this, at least nineteen people have died in Mali. For once, media coverage was all over the hostage crisis, and our hearts go out to the families of those that died, … Continue reading at the crossroads
Peas, pod, Carrots, bowl, Sliced, boiled, life Bread, toaster, Toasted, plate, Butter spread by knife Water, kettle, Boiled, mug, Sugar. Milk or cream? Coffee, tea Decaf, black Earl grey, breakfast, green Never before Forgot, remind Twenty-four seven, time Bomb, detonate, Self-harm. Relate? TV, Facebook. Mine Broadcast, air Surprise, unfair … Continue reading Peas and carrots
I took my choc lab down the beach this morning. She loves to play with the other dogs and chase the ball while I talk to the ‘locals,’ a little community all their own. Our sense of safety and security never occurred to us. We all waded our feet in the water and walked on … Continue reading Lest we forget
Butterfly in shimmering light, Garden blooming in new season. Kookaburra, sitting, soulful - Poignant is the far horizon. Orchid flowers, life awakens, The day grows ever longer. Shadows present, Sunshine alightens, Prodigious is her effort, action. Human in kind, Love we find In simple, pleasant things. Far horizon, ever closer, Droplets they descend. Life, we wish … Continue reading far horizon
The World reached out its hands to Accept those of less fortune in it. The bridge provided passage to Cater for the huddled masses. They came from far, They came from wide, To beat the rising tide. With humility and honour Climbing the mountain, side by side. A borrower nor a lender be Espouse belief … Continue reading side by side
The Fire Chief relaxed As he sat down in his chair He’d just come home from watching his son play soccer "I can't believe it," he cried aloud, with a touch of flair "My bloody son has had another shocker." “That boy,” he said, “I trained him, Took him up the park To play, and kick, … Continue reading the Fire Chief…
Freedom stood upon the mountain top, to view the rising sun, That day he felt happy walking tall and straight. The sun brought warmth to the travails of His fight, A fight He'd surely ne'er for granted take. Freedom looked down toward the villagers. Within their village many roamed carefree. But unlike Freedom, they were unaware What they … Continue reading freedom