Monthly Archives: March 2010

End of Term-itis

As the school term draws to a close we start to drift into end of term-itis. Max cries more, Tully becomes angry, I wonder if we’re all on the verge of a virus. Nine weeks of sitting at a desk … Continue reading

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The Move

We moved here from Bondi in 2001.  Half the city folk I meet say they would love to live here, or somewhere other than a city but don’t know how they could do it.  Here’s some of a reality list … Continue reading

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The F Word

I was 18 and in first year of a BA at Curtin University, reading Freud and watching Betty Blue when I saw a poster that shocked me to stop dead in an empty corridor: FEMINISM IS NOT A DIRTY WORD … Continue reading

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Freelancing

My article was published on the front page the Professional supplement in this weekend’s Australian.  It’s such a buzz every time I see my work published or hear it on air.  I haven’t done much journalism in the last year … Continue reading

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Take a walk

I live on the rural side of my town.  Winding unkempt roads and kookaburras surround me.  As well as 2.5 acres of unmaintained grass.  I live with beauty and space but not isolation.  I know my neighbours and most of the … Continue reading

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Slapping

Do you think it’s ok for parents to slap their children? There was an interesting article on this in Saturday’s Good Weekend, it referred to a NSW case where police contacted a mother because she’d hit her daughter with a wooden … Continue reading

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Pity to You Too

I just passed a girl in Nambucca. I don’t know her name but I know who she is.  I first noticed her a few years ago at the High School.  She was in a fight with another girl, she screamed … Continue reading

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Powerpoint Virgin

I spoke about 12words at last week’s Mid North Coast Regional Youth Forum. 12words is an interactive micro-fiction website run through Nambucca Valley Youth Services Centre.  I came up with the idea when I found some micro-fiction online and loved it … Continue reading

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Hedonistic Pleasure

I’ve had a night of hedonistic prowling.   Debauched, self-indulgent, joy. I spent friday night with two friends at a seedy resort which would’ve peaked in the mid ’90’s.  Fitting because that was around the last time I got that … Continue reading

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The Disheartened

We’ve really stuffed our community sector up. I went to the Mid North Coast Regional Youth Services Forum yesterday.  There were some great people there.  Really inspiring and motivated.  But there were also heaps of disenchanted, cynical people. You’ve probably … Continue reading

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