Australia Day

Tomorrow is Australia Day. I always have mixed feelings about Australia Day. It commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet and the official beginning of the European Settlement in Australia. It's our National holiday - the one when we celebrate being Australian, and all things Australian. It's full of beach, prawns, lamb (courtesy of clever … Continue reading Australia Day

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Growing Up In An Uncertain World

It seems that every time I put pen to paper (or fingers to the keyboard) lately, there's been another tragedy. As a result of this week's tumultuous events in France, I've been reflecting on my childhood, and the fears and issues that loomed large in my mind as a teen and a pre-teen. Being born … Continue reading Growing Up In An Uncertain World