Category Archives: Leaving Home

My mother believes…

… her life can be measured by the ‘doors’ she’s been forced to pass through in her life. For the most part – I guess most of us simply go in one door and step out the other, as we … Continue reading

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If ever there was an apprenticeship in Ironing…

… being a fresh-faced recruit in the Royal Australian Navy, would be it. In three months you learn more about starch, creases, pleats, and folds then you’d ever learn in a dry cleaning business. You learn very quickly about the … Continue reading

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On Monday and Tuesday of last week…

…Indigenous writers, actors, playwrights, film and documentary makers and musicians from across Australia, dropped into a little place called Fremantle (Western Australia) to put their collective heads together, and shared their yarning abilities with us wannabes. This event was called … Continue reading

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