Monthly Archives: September 2011

Songbird of opportunity

This week’s WoW task is to chose a song and write the story behind the lyrics. Thanks toLillie McFerrin’s blog I thought I’d pop up the youtube clip…its not a song or artist I would usually veer towards but it … Continue reading

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Truth telling…

I’ve been following Lori’s blog for most of this year – it’s hard to read, it’s so raw and so vulnerable and part of me wants to look away but the other part of me wants to be a part … Continue reading

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the space where delusion reigns supreme…

The last few posts have been a little heavy to say the least…so I thought I’d lighten it up a bit! A recent Maxabella post reminded me of the lovely things mums can do and the disasters that tend to befall me … Continue reading

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The transparent space

The question of who we really are, the truths we seek from others and the reality of what we know was tested last night when I went along with some mates to see Transparency….as much as the subject matter was … Continue reading

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that woman you see everywhere…

This week’s task is to choose someone you dont know in your neighbourhood and write about a conflict they may be living with…. She’s what my mother would call lithe, the type of person who might fall down if a big … Continue reading

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The Language of loss

After such interesting feedback from my Mamamia article a few weeks back I’ve had an article published on the Missing people UK blog. Jump over and have a read…feel free to let me know what you think

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That squiggly line

  When I was little I remember staring up at my parents large bookcases in the lounge room – titles that to this day I havent read, covers that were well worn and a clear mix between both my mum … Continue reading

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A Soundtrack to your life?

I had to drive a really long distance by myself this week, six long hours of winding roads, variable speed limits, random country signs and my ipod. About 6 years ago I was going through a bit of a quarter … Continue reading

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The walk to school…

Ten years ago I was living in the UK working with a bunch of Aussie Social Workers pretending we knew how to get around London with our trusty A-Z’s (and attempting not to eat all the penguin biscuits in the … Continue reading

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The space between both sides of the story

Today is International Suicide Prevention Day, it was a struggle to work out how to write a balanced, accurate, sensitive reflection of the day. For most of my ‘professional’ life I’ve worked with people on the other side of suicide – … Continue reading

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