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 herds of bony, undernourished cattle belonging to the local villagers. Concerned for the potential harm the dust […]
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 that the two top branches tied together made an almost perfect […]
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 bemused by the strength of my response. After all, he […]
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 interview from the radio, an article online, or […]