My grandmother’s bits and bobs drawer held what she deemed important, but what didn’t necessarily belong in any of the other kitchen drawers, either by size, category, design or purpose.
A few of you might know my partner, ‘Cadence’, works in, as it’s currently called in Australia, the ‘Creative Industries’. Cadence has been an actor for over forty years. He has also been involved with the union that protects the conditions and pay rates of people in his industry. At the same time he has […]
I felt like doing something creative today. Here is the result: What, she thought as stirred her coffee, has changed? What, she wondered, has gone out of her life? Waking up early, driving to work, finding a park that’s not too far from her office but far enough to imagine she’s doing some exercise? Planning […]
Once upon a time there was a little girl who walked into a cottage, ate a bowl of porridge, broke a chair and slept in a stranger’s bed. Were these acts ‘right’ or ‘wrong’? Can we call her a ‘good’ or ‘evil’ child? Is it possible to use a child’s fairy tale to discuss questions of […]
At the end of March I posted three pieces of flash fiction (or, as I like to call it, ‘hint fiction’) and provided a short description of what hint fiction is. I’ve since found this article, which also describes the genre. Some of the books listed at the end of Laura I. Millar’s article, particularly […]
Could you live the eremitic life, either in the Christian meaning of the word, or in the secular sense? In both religious and secular literature, the eremitic life is lived by a ‘hermit’, a person who, according to the Oxford Dictionary of English, lives in solitude as a part of a religious discipline, or who intentionally […]
Just over three years ago Cadence and I bought a house two minutes walk away from Karra wirra-parri, otherwise known as the Torrens River. As is the tradition here in Australia, I’d like to acknowledge the Kaurna people whose ancestors first walked this land, and who are the custodians of the land on which I live. […]
One of my friends, a woman several years younger than me, is mulling over the idea of writing about and sharing her professional life and how it relates to her art. She has some big ideas she believes need to be refined and processed but she’s not sure what approach to take. She’s trying to […]