‘Exploring’ Denmark

‘Exploring’ Denmark

I sit here by a wood fire, Macbook on lap, gazing out over a forest. Further still, I can glimpse the sea. We are in Denmark, on the south coast of Western Australia, enjoying a week away from routine. I’ve done nothing all week. I’ve barely used a stove,...

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

We were lucky enough to attend one of the performances of Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar at the Perth Arena this weekend. What a show! What an experience! How it has changed! I first saw Superstar at least twenty years ago at the Princess Theatre in Launceston....

Lest We Forget…

Lest We Forget…

  I recently listened to a podcast of an interview with Dr Brian O'Toole on ABC Classic FM. Dr O’Toole is the Director of the Vietnam Veterans Family Health Study at the ANZAC Research Institute at the University of Sydney. The Australian Vietnam Veterans Family...

On Witches

On Witches

I’m bristling and I’ve been bristling for a while now. They labelled Julia Gillard one during the mining tax rallies, and now, on her death, they’re calling Margaret Thatcher the same. Why are women in positions of power labelled ‘witches’? These two women are from...