I wrote this in 2015. Today I found it and liked it. I had started writing another piece about Fb and when i tried to save it, low and then behold, the file name was taken. More to come.To help get you in the mood, here's a photo from 2015. Early last week I dropped … Continue reading That Fb thing
Here is a letter I wrote last month, following a long drive to Esperance, through Ravensthorpe, once a beautiful stretch. No more. And now the replies. Download
Recently I was asked to give a talk, but first I had to offer a title. I called it: Climbing up, falling off the edge and climbing back up the cliff. Or something like that. The title is not anywhere near as important as the content, and neither should it be. It was all about … Continue reading A talk in writing
Recently I attended an author night at the Joondalup City Library. In case you wondered, yes, I was the author. Did I arrive in time to hear myself speak? Only just. It was not easy getting there. First, there was the long drive, over 450 kilometres, all the way from the deep south of Western … Continue reading a City visit
When I was a kid, we rode bikes, rowed small boats, climbed trees, worked in the garden that surrounded the farmhouse, worked among the thirty acres of apples, bult dams in the creek, chopped wood, watched, and sometimes helped, as Dad built things, like the house we lived in, a twenty-foot launch, a shed, and … Continue reading When I was a kid ….
As we now know because people have been studying such things for a couple of decades, in any large office we can expect to find a number of disturbed humans per one hundred of the species. Among the one hundred we might find at least one serious narcissist, a psychopath, a sociopath, a pathological liar, … Continue reading Denial is ugly and stupid
Yes, life is short, but you don’t have to rush it.
Volunteer fruit pickers on a kibbutz, Israel 1974, time of crisis, battle still raging on Golan Heights and regular skirmishes in the Sinai. What is it about a crisis that people do not seem to understand? (I apologise in advance if, in any way, this rant offends you.) And when I write people, I am … Continue reading The fruit if you labour
Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz on satire in a time of Donald Trump. As I watched the US presidential election unfold, as though he was my president, I asked myself why? Why not the same attention paid to the Chinese, Russian, Indian, Turkish, German, French leadership elections. Well, some of them are fake processes. As one Egyptian … Continue reading The Great Rigger
Been a strange few months, in many ways good and bad.If, like us, you have friends all over the planet, then you know horror stories.But now, it's come to this, and part of me is not yet ready because it still seems a bit selfish to celebrate something you have done while friends and cousins … Continue reading Finally, a kind of book launch thing