Dear Mr Premier

February 26, 2015

I sent the following letter to the Premier of Western Australia, Mr Colin Barnett, and WA’s Minister for Culture and the Arts,...

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Dr Bob Brown at the Perth Writ...

February 24, 2015

Dr Bob Brown and I go back a long way—not that he knows that. Not that he even knows who I am. Growing up in Tasmania as I did,...

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Thoughts on ‘The Handmai...

February 19, 2015

As regular readers would be aware, I have dubbed 2015 as the ‘Year of the Classic’, or YOTC. I’m trying to read one ‘classic’ per...

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Reducing Screen Time in a Scre...

February 14, 2015

In 2000, we bought our first computer—a desktop. It sat in the study, connected to a phone line via a cable, and we turned it on to...

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The Sun Sets on the Holidays

February 1, 2015

Tonight, the school holidays draw to a close. No more long days in our bathers. No more serene afternoons with a book. No more...

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Camping at Lucky Bay, WA

January 21, 2015

We’ve just returned from our family holiday. This year, we camped at Lucky Bay in Cape Le Grand National Park, about 800 km...

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2014 AWW Challenge Round-Up

January 1, 2015

I completed the 2014 Australian Women Writers’ (AWW) Challenge. I signed on to read ten books by Australian women and review...

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Thank You and Happy Christmas

December 24, 2014

Dear Reader, Thank you for joining me on this long-haul writing ‘safari’—you’ve jumped aboard even without the...

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