Been busy shading under a tree while this same-sex marriage survey blows over. But in fact I've been trying my hand at greeting card writing. For those writers of you out there it might go against the grain, so to speak - probably flies in the face of what 'real' writing is all about. See! … Continue reading busy-ness
A different blog this weekend, folks. As I assume most of you reading this are from outside of the great nation of Australia, I thought I'd tell you about the issue that seems to be taking over our TV screens, radio waves, newspapers, and, of course, social media. It is same-sex marriage. It seems a … Continue reading The rainbow nation
Well, my life as a Copy-writer has recently begun and has provided me with a positive attitude. Not that I didn't have a positive attitude already, just that this copy-writing caper has energised my free-thinking and directed me to thoughts of love. Ahhh, love. Now there's a topic we all, well...love. So here's an ode … Continue reading Cosmofunnel IV – an ode to love
Do we spend Life learning how to Live and the next life living the life we Learnt?
It happened. I'd heard people talk about it, in writing groups and elsewhere, but had never felt the emotion that overtakes when it happens to you. The other day, a friend of mine rang me up and said; "Guess what? Your book isn't in the book-store." "Of course not," I replied. Patience, dear friend, patience. … Continue reading My first time
The river rows the oarsman Like the mountain moves the climb The sunrise heats the day Like the lectern stands and cries; I stand before you all, beholden To convey, what promised, I doth say Deliverance be sent ahead of time And the sunshine rules the waves The lake lends its ears to … Continue reading The clarion call
“With gritted teeth.” That’s how one Liberal Party member described the way voters should approach the ballot box on Polling Day. Come 2nd July and the voting public of Australia had other ideas. At time of writing, votes are still being counted in a number of seats. The final result will not be known until … Continue reading With gritted teeth – the Australian Federal Election
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?
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