Category Archives: Thank you

The morning that I turned 21…

… saw me scrunched up in the front of a white Ford panel-van, sporting a self-inflicted head-ache, better suited to the skull of an African elephant!  I was in the final stages of my sparky’s (electrician’s) apprenticeship and was on my … 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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What a morning…

… I woke in a hospital bed – sore as buggery on the inside, but brighter then day on the outside. Damn that feeling hope! Kevin Rudd… a politician he may very well be, but this morning actually caused a … Continue reading

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