A Poem and A Painting

March 27, 2015

Instead of my usual blog, today’s post is a poem by a young Perth writer—my son, Sam*. I loved this poem about the Swan River....

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How Liz Gilbert Won Me Over

March 23, 2015

Firstly, let me confess: Confession #1: I hated ‘Eat, Pray, Love’. It irritated me from the outset, but I...

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TAG Hungerford Award—Post Scri...

March 14, 2015

  Last Thursday, after an agonising three-and-a-half month wait, the winner of the 2014 City of Fremantle-TAG Hungerford Award...

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Mateship With Birds, by Carrie...

March 8, 2015

Mateship with Birds is Carrie Tiffany’s second novel. Her first, ‘Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living’...

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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 the ‘Year of the Classic’, or YOTC. I’m trying to read one ‘classic’ per month,...

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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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