Living with a Bird on the Wire: On Actors and the Arts

   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 […]

Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Goldilocks and the Golden Rule

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 […]

A Moment More: The Challenge of Hint Fiction

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 […]

Embracing Solitude

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 […]

A Precious Resource: Karra wirra-parri.

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. […]