Duets in paint and print

Duets in paint and print

This blog is about human beings interacting (for better or for worse) in a quest for intimacy and integrity in our relationships. I got a new angle on that vocation over the last half year. It began when our writers’ group, the Taree Scribblers, teamed up with Taree...
Ah, hindsight…

Ah, hindsight…

Last Wednesday I dropped in to see my orthotist, a guy named Doug Long who most days works out of his home in coastal Laurieton. I asked him to make me another shoe insole. “Sure,” he said, “and look at you walking!” I mentioned that it was exactly one year ago today...
Here today…

Here today…

As I write this the little screen in front of me tells me that I am 33,472 feet above sea level. Courtesy of Air Canada, I am enroute from a three month summer on Vancouver Island, headed toward home and spring in Mitchells Island, Australia. I have left behind my...
Do you love your Kindle?

Do you love your Kindle?

I’m about to launch into an opinion piece about e-readers and bound books, but before I do, perhaps I should address the fact that this normally very reliable weekly blog has fallen off the grid for the last month. And I can’t even tell you why, other than that life...
Don’t wanna

Don’t wanna

Rick and I had been planning a little project for some time: laying a small patio in front of each of two new sliding doors at the guest bedrooms. The project, which involves arranging a few dozen pavers on top of a shallow bed of gravel and sand, would not tax a...
Mothers R Us

Mothers R Us

The temperature dropped to 9 degrees last night, which surely means that winter is on its way. And that in turn means that many of us Mitchells Islanders will be partaking of our annual migration to warmer climes over the next few months. Our good friends Kerry and...
Lest we forget

Lest we forget

As it’s turned out, I’m taking a bit of a holiday this week, so my regular post is not forthcoming. However, in the wake of Anzac Day, I strongly recommend to you two articles I read this weekend. The first was in yesterday’s Sydney Morning Herald,...