A journey of healing

I wake up to the burning sensation in my stomach.  I clutch it, curling into a ball.  2am. I close my eyes, willing myself to breathe in, breathe out.  Please, brain, don’t go into overdrive tonight.  Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out.  I feel the rise and fall of my burning abdomen. What […]

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View from a bed

I’m in bed.  Recuperating from a hysterectomy. I have a way of downplaying things that happen to me.  I tend to speak about seemingly big things like they aren’t big things at all.  I think if I do this I am in effect minimising the magnitude of what has happened to me. I downplayed my […]

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Tony Abbot appoints Scott Morrison to the role of Ministry of Social Services – heaven help us all!

Let me be perfectly clear. Scott Morrison is a man who, until a couple of days ago, was the Immigration Minister in Australia.  He is also personally responsible for the inhumane treatment of thousands of asylum seekers to this country. No matter what your views about the validity of asylum seekers who come to this […]

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Know thyself

I’m studying for all the wrong reasons.  I know this, yet I bury my head in the sand and pretend I don’t know, pretend that I love it and can’t wait to hold that degree in my hand. I’m lying.  Truth is I am hating it. I’m doing it because I need a sense of […]

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I have a dream

Have you got a dream?  A dream that is so big you worry that you may never achieve it? I have one.  It has been with me for quite some time now.  It stemmed out of my love of books, and especially book clubs.  Book clubs are way too thin on the ground for my […]

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