Moments & Droplets

Moments & Droplets

The kids are back at school and settling in. I was walking through the grounds of a school on day three of term, on my way to a meeting. I had to wait for a minute while a single file of prep-aged children, following their teacher, crossed my path on their way to a...
The Poets

The Poets

Using just a few words, a poet can shift how we sense ourselves, and tune us to something we’ve never heard before. Author and activist Parker J. Palmer refers to good poetry as a ‘third thing’. It brings a presence that has a voice of its own. This voice is not the...
Authenticity Paradox

Authenticity Paradox

Brilliant sky, searing sun and red horizon. Glittering water, floral profusion, waterbirds, and fish. These are both the authentic desert. I started school in the arid and isolated little town of Woomera in South Australia.  While living there, my dad built a boat....
Courage to Create Change – Spring

Courage to Create Change – Spring

We can spend our lives running toward change, running from it, or running around in some mix of the two. It can be tiring. Yet every year, spring flows in and shows us grace in change. She has some lessons for us. After winter darkness, spring brings joyful, vibrant...
Snails

Snails

When I was six, Mum and Dad were building a house and for a year we all piled-in to live with Grandma and Grandpa in country South Australia. Grandma loved roses, although growing them was a bit of a feat in SA summers. Looking back, I suspect the roses might have...