Today marks the finish of 7 years of full time travel and house sitting. Seven years! It was certainly never planned to last so long; in fact, it wasn’t planned at all! Quite simply, I fell into it and it felt right so I kept on, each time learning to become more self reliant, flexible,… Read More A New Chapter in the Book of Life
“New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” —Alex Morritt There’s is nothing more terrifying than freedom; and the knowledge that we have the power to create ourlife, our dreams. Our default approach to life apears to be for most of us, myself… Read More How Will You Design Your Next Decade?
“Twenty-five years ago people could be excused for not knowing much, or doing much, about climate change. Today we have no excuse.” — Desmond Tutu On a flight from Canberra to Brisbane the evidence was clear; a mega firefront had developed, created by the union of bushfires burning for months with new ones…. the climate… Read More The New Normal: When Crisis becomes Everyday
“This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year’s threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes the future; the place of caught breath.” Margaret Atwood This week began with a full moon and ends tomorrow on the winter solstice (in the southern hemisphere) surely… Read More Full Moon Solstice Reflections at the Barefoot Beachstone Cafe
Sydney is a city in perpetual change. Although European settlement is only two hundred years old, the city is in an ongoing state of discontent with its past and seems fixed on knocking down and rebuilding wherever and whatever it can. Some changes are disastrous, others more positive. Take the new area called Barangaroo in… Read More In Celebration of Small Things: An Old Name for a New Sydney Site
Future/Past It’s the major cultural divide between France and Australia which underpins all other differences. France has an extensive, complex and multi-layered history and been home to millions of souls who have left their marks in so many areas of life. It seems to me that it’s the past which often heavily influences present day… Read More Future/Past