Facebook
LINKEDIN
Instagram

My Recent Observations

Business Is Not A Dirty Word

Business Is Not A Dirty Word

I spent two incredible weeks in Bali last month. While there I went to visit a local healer. He asked me to write my full name and birthday in his notebook and after a few moments of his eyes spookily rolling back in his head […]

Freedom Fighters

Freedom Fighters

Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life. Bob Marley The other night I had one of those dreams that jolted me awake and left a current of fear surging through my body. I was at a festival. […]

Activism Is No Longer Something That Belongs To The Radicals

Activism Is No Longer Something That Belongs To The Radicals

  Yesterday afternoon me and my daughter visited our friends at the Broadmeadows detention centre. It’s something we do every Friday and it’s become the highlight of our busy week.  We normally bring in something that I’ve cooked that we can enjoy as we sit […]

Not That Long Ago I Would Have Voted No For Gay Marriage

Not That Long Ago I Would Have Voted No For Gay Marriage

There’s really nothing special about my gay friends who live with their partners. Their relationships seem just as mundane as my heterosexual friends. None of them are really that happy about how much time their partner spends on Facebook. They all seem to argue about […]

Stop With The Matchsticks Already!

Stop With The Matchsticks Already!

I’ve been dating on and off for five years now. Mainly off, but occasionally I dip my toes back in the murky waters to see if I can find myself a man. What’s been interesting to observe is that the interactions are often very predictable […]

When There Is No Father For Father’s Day

When There Is No Father For Father’s Day

I’ve been mulling over writing this since the anniversary of my children’s father’s death over a month ago. I was surprised how hard it hit me this time. It seems as if each year the tears come from a deeper place and the sting feels […]

Will the real me please stand up?

Will the real me please stand up?

At some point in the past couple of years I have crossed over from being more ‘active’ online than in ‘real’ life. Which has forced me to question which one of me is now the actual ‘ real’ one? The more I think about it […]

Oh How I Want To Live In A Society That Is Blindfolded

Oh How I Want To Live In A Society That Is Blindfolded

My youngest daughter often gets mistaken for a boy.  Even when she has longer hair a lot of people just assume she isn’t a girl. A couple of days ago she insisted that we go to a barber and ask for a number 1 shave. […]

The Thicker The Smoke, The Stronger The Spirit

The Thicker The Smoke, The Stronger The Spirit

Yesterday afternoon I went along to a house concert to have another opportunity to hear Loren Kate share her spell binding songs.  I knew that we were going to have a guest speaker from the Botanic Gardens come and talk about Aboriginal culture, but was […]

Why Happily Made?

Why Happily Made?

When I first started my project in Cambodia I struggled finding a name that would capture what we were about.  The name itself was a challenge, but so was trying to explain that we were ‘Fair Trade’ without using the copy right label. I would […]