The title of this story was inspired by Kathryn, a friend and colleague, a Kaanju/Birri woman from Queensland, responding to my Facebook post. The idea for the story came from this encounter with birds in flight. https://videopress.com/v/3c210Frr?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&posterUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fvideos.files.wordpress.com%2F3c210Frr%2Fcorellas-in-flight_mp4_std.original.jpg&preloadContent=metadata Ancient Belonging Places - the story Sulphur crested cockatoos massed above the Canary Island Palms and spreading Moreton … Continue reading Ancient Belonging Places
This story is from my latest book, Beyond Borders: conversations across boundaries. The book is a multimedia work, first published on the Apple Books platform but after numerous unsuccessful attempts at revising the book, I've published on Google Play. This is a most functional platform by comparison. The link above will open a sample of … Continue reading Unravelling Crossie’s Past
This is the text of my story Prelude to War, that I will read next Monday 8 November. A Prelude to War Thang sent a link via Messenger to a YouTube video along with a message.“Somewhere on this Danish refugee boat which saved us from the damaged Truong Xuan is my family,” he explained. “We … Continue reading A Prelude to War
For many of us the persistent spin used by Australia's Prime Minister has become so commonplace that we have stopped listening to him. Of course on the world stage the leaders of other countries do not have such a luxury. French President Emmanuel Macron is captured here reacting to Prime Minister Morrison's approach to the … Continue reading When a Prime Minister Lies
Sergeant Swy, is well known by another name but this is what I call him in the story. I leave it to the reader to guess just whom I'm describing. Anyway to cut my introduction short. Swy was a member of the 7th Division, an infantry division of the Australian army during World war II. … Continue reading A Sergeant’s Progress
https://youtu.be/lPagPxdYT0c Beyond the Geomorphic: A Story You can find this story in my current book Beyond Borders: conversations across boundaries. It tells of an event 75,000 years ago that shaped the life of a Balinese stone carver who worked, not in the refined Indic style, but summoned his visions from a primal Austronesian past.He became … Continue reading Beyond the Geomorphic
https://youtu.be/7ll5r2mWTCk This is merely an introduction for those wanting to read 'Jero's Story'
Marina Bay, Singapore In this time of pandemic many people are isolated and confronting numerous problems. Some have lost loved ones, or like me are separated from them by great distances, perhaps even just a border. Finding other ways of coming together to support one another, and help to bridge this time of pain, is … Continue reading Monday Short Story Readings
Hagia Sophia, the greatest of all Byzantine Churcheshttps://web.archive.org/web/20161014023730/http://www.panoramio.com/photo/28511799Author Haluk Comertel Used under Creative Commons licence, Attribution 3.0 Unported A Facebook Post Several days ago I noticed a Facebook post from a friend, Artemis Papathanassiou, whom I've met through my work as Secretary of the International Organising Committee - Australia - for the Restitution of the … Continue reading Erdogan ignores both #UNESCO and, arguably, even the Quoran
Not a word I use, but one I often hear. My first encounter with the root word 'awe' was as a child when we described something horrible as 'awful'. It's synonyms are words such as: disgusting; nasty; terrible; dreadful; ghastly; horrid; horrible; vile; foul I fitrst encountered a slightly different usage in Kipling's Recessional. We … Continue reading Awesome!