REFLECTION

A lot has happened in the last few weeks since I last posted. Isolation restrictions are gradually being lifted and the protests spreading throughout cities around the world, including Australia is set to continue for some time yet and with good reason. I’ve held back on actively engaging, choosing to instead reflect on how best […]

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What will be your “New Normal”?

During the last few weeks, I’ve heard the term “New Normal” floated around quite a bit, both in the media and through everyday conversations online and on the phone with friends and family. I feel it is perhaps the most important question that we are currently faced with and warrants some deep reflection. It is […]

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One Day I Will Tell The Truth

A little over a month ago I asked readers to guess what the acronym ODIWTTT stood for. Thank you for your valiant attempts. I’ve listed some of the guesses and the winner at the bottom of this post. One Day I Will Tell The Truth is the name of my forthcoming book and as you […]

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Gardening and Domestic Violence during Isolation.

A few days ago, I submitted an online audition for a Domestic Violence commercial, my first of this nature. Between Writing, gardening, grocery shopping, and walking the dog, I found myself shooting this video of a man sending a cry for help via video message to his friends. Communicating that he was being beaten by […]

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Pell vs Corona

Is it any coincidence that in the midst of a global pandemic that Australia would have to once again come to terms with the “other” virus. The virus that has afflicted the nation and the world for far too long. The virus that is Institutional child sex abuse. On this day it would be recorded […]

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My Yoga practise in the age of Corona!

This morning I had my third Yoga class online, with the help of everyone’s newest best friend ZOOM the video conferencing app that’s taken the world by storm without the nasty side-effects. I started my Yoga journey in late 2018 at my local studio Yoga Vidya located in the Wollongong suburb of Port Kembla. At various times […]

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ODIWTTT – What does it stand for?

A big thank you to all of you who took the time to read my previous blog-post Corona as an opportunity. In it, I made brief mention of getting back to work on my book, which has been at the back of my mind for the best part of forty years and wanted to elaborate on how […]

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Corona as an opportunity

Just over twelve months ago, I wrote a piece titled Abstinence. At the time, a friend had approached me to let me know that he was pulling away from the drink. I wished him well knowing that the reality was that he would most likely go back and he did. But in saying that he is in […]

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Abstinence 2019

I remember when one month off the grog felt like a major achievement and it was. I’m now coming up on 5 years in May. 5 years! Recently an old friend and drinking buddy(they are different) told me that he had given up the grog. He was a few weeks into it and was feeling […]

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Persistence

PERSISTENCE: The fact of continuing in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. My last blog post was a little over 4 years ago. Time sure does fly.  At the time my post on Robin William’s death also appeared to mark the death of my blog or did it? It now […]

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