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What happens to all those Christmas baubles?
Last year about this time I blogged about consumerism and Christmas. So here I go again. I don’t want to be a party dampener or a grouch but already I can feel the hype in the air, the frantic emotional space … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Life, Music, People, Relationships, Uncategorized, Writing Tagged Baubles, Christmas, Christmas tree, consumerism, Decorations, Excess, Memories, Old and New, People, Throw away, writing 9 Comments
Let’s talk about writing…endlessly
I’m smiling as I write this because I actually think that talking is much easier than writing and of course I love to talk about writing. Today I met a writer friend for a chat and coffee, she has just submitted … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Life, Relationships, Uncategorized, Writing Tagged Discussion, Drafting, Isolation, Novel writing, Process, Publishing, Support, Taking writing, writing 5 Comments
‘An Island at the Edge of the World’ Richard Flanagan
What a delight to see a fellow Australian win the Booker Prize for 2014. Only the fourth Australian to do so, Flanagan won the coveted literature prize with his novel ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’. A story set around … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Life, People, Relationships, Uncategorized, Writing Tagged Booker Prize, Honouring the Past, Literature, Novels, Richard Flanagan, Stories, Story Telling, writing Leave a comment
‘Busy’…a boring excuse or a necessary diversion?
My sister wants to know why I haven’t posted any blogs this month. I’m sort of wondering that myself and to be honest I want to say that I’ve been busy (my sister will laugh when she reads this…we always … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Life, Music, People, Relationships, Uncategorized, Writing Tagged Avoidance, Blogging, Business, Creativity, Excuses, Intellectual, Process, Visual, writing 4 Comments
I have just read a couple of amazing emails written (to their grandparents who are overseas) by a six and a half-year old and nine-year old. Articulate, precise and full of genuine engagement and fun, these emails (not so long ago, would have been … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Life, People, Relationships, Uncategorized Tagged Children, Education, Kids, Learning, reading, School, Survival, Trust, writing Leave a comment
Do I have to be sad to write?
Sometimes I think that the only time I see life in clear perspective is when I’m sad or ‘doing it tough’. When I’m happy and carefree there seems to be little to write about. Perhaps it’s because when a person … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Life, People, Relationships, Uncategorized Tagged Comfort, Diaries, Externalising, grief, Internalising, Sadness, Soothing, writing Leave a comment
‘Questions of Travel’ . . .
I’ve been reading the Miles Franklin Literary Award winning book for 2013 written by Michelle de Krester called ‘Questions of Travel’. Many cups of coffee later I’ve arrived at the end of this magnificent but daunting five hundred page plus read. … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Life, People, Relationships, Uncategorized Tagged books, Culture, Identity, Literature, Miles Franklin Prize, Refugee, Tourism, Trauma, Travel, Writers Craft, writing 4 Comments
So, you think you’ll write a novel . . .
Well, not much of a task is it? A novel, yep can’t be that hard, after all look around you, books everywhere. On the net, bookshops, garage sales, junk shops, libraries. Yes, it’s an epidemic, a bit common really. If … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Life, People Tagged books, Editing, Enthusiasm, Literature, Novels, Publishing, writing, Writing Craft 3 Comments
On Motherhood and Disability . . .
Last week I was fortunate to attend a writing / book event in Melbourne. Margaret Drabble appeared in person at the ‘Wheelers Centre’. I guess the tour was part of a promotion for her newest book called ‘The Pure Gold Baby’ released … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Life, People, Relationships, Uncategorized Tagged Children, Disability, Judgement, Margaret Drabble, Motherhood, Parenting, Special Needs, writing 4 Comments
Muddled and Befuddled!
Today I enter the new zone of blogging! Well, new to me anyway. This is a world that I cannot ignore anymore and so I sit in a blogging workshop muddled and befuddled! This has to be done.
Posted in Relationships Tagged ageing, grief, humour, illness, people, consumerism, writing, writing 8 Comments