Literacy & Fairy Rings

Literacy & Fairy Rings

I did a year of a general science degree before I studied speech pathology. In the unit on botany, we covered basidiomycetes (aka fungi). I learned that ‘mycelium’ is part of mushroom and toadstool anatomy. It’s a fine structure like a mass of threads that spreads out...
Literate Australia

Literate Australia

There has never been a time in Australia’s history at which everybody could read and write. Think about it. Before the 20th Century wars, universal education was haphazard. It was the domain primarily of the privileged. Things continued that way during the 1940s and...
The Cup & Communication

The Cup & Communication

Michael Leunig is a national treasure. A few strokes of his uniquely wielded brush, some spare and scruffy words… and suddenly a gentle ‘hey presto’ appears out of nowhere and opens us to depths of our yearning and heights of our hope. I was recently struck with...
Thank you, Unsplash.

Thank you, Unsplash.

In the last couple of months I’ve had a few presentations to prepare and it has been blessedly wonderful to draw down on the incredible images that one can find on Unsplash! I’m a relative newcomer to Unsplash. I love it. My dear friend, photographer and...