The miner was the Australian founding director of an international resources company. One of its operations was in a mineral-rich but impoverished African country. Driving the dusty roads between the capital and the remote mine, he noticed … [Read More...]
A cultural Christmas tale
My daughter and I stood before this Christmas tree creation when it was done, watching it glitter with the reflected fairy lights, and thought it beautiful. Two years previously, a deciduous tree had died in our garden. As we took it down, I saw … [Read More...]
Stories shine the light on truth, and so much more . . .
Every now and again along comes someone who rocks your world. They make you laugh, while telling stories that shine the light on truth. Genius. In this case, a young man, who I rather wish was my son. When Donald Trump became President, I was … [Read More...]
Why do your stories matter?
What do you define as a story that matters? You’re telling stories all the time – what happened as you woke up, went to work, talked to a friend; your diet, exercise routine, plans for a holiday, dreams for the future. Every time you recall an … [Read More...]
Have you tried to change your page name?
Tying to line up the ducks is probably a mug’s game, especially if it starts with trying to change your Facebook page name. The process is presumably automated, given my case number: #10155515998717457! If so, while I respect the growing … [Read More...]
POTUS. Not a word but an acronym, POTUS is everywhere – in social media and most main stream media outlets as reference to President Trump, currently The President of The United States. Its recent and frequent use made me question when I had … [Read More...]
Stuff, Jane Goodall, and the rag and bone folk
Hard rubbish day somewhere. Sad planet day everywhere. For years, hard rubbish was a joyous event. Time to get rid of stuff, spring clean and chuck out the stained rugs, lumpy mattresses, smashed plant pots, polystyrene packaging, broken electrics – … [Read More...]