Lifecraft

When your life is staring you down, the very best thing you can do is meet its gaze. If you run it will hunt you. It will always catch you. You are not here to outwit the lessons or learn to sprint faster than the fear. No matter when you stand to face it incoming,…

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Murmuration

As I was bouncing along our country road into town today, I caught a glimmer of movement in the sky. Craning my neck, it came and went too quickly to fasten my eyes upon but soon enough I rounded a bend. The valley and sky opened up and dancing in the middle of it all,…

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Saint Joan of Belrose

Several moons ago now my mama was having a problem with her middle toe, which had developed a hankering for far horizons and was trying to take off in completely another direction from the rest of the little piggies. “Cut it off!” her doctors decreed as I marvelled – not in a good way –…

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Tale of the Turtles

Once upon a time in a rampant little town tucked deep in a valley floor, there lived a witch. She would have told you then she was happy with her lot, her loves, her life as she bustled about her cottage, her place in the world set and sure. The gods smiled knowingly upon her…

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Father’s Day

I consider myself very lucky to have two wonderful fathers in my life. The first is mine, a zen master of the highest order who has always lifted me up, telling me from as far back as I can remember how much he loves me. He has gently guided me back to the path/real world…

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Kintsukuroi

In Japan there is a pottery technique known as kintsukuroi. When a handcrafted something falls or breaks, it is sutured back together with gold creating a new piece with an utterly unique shape and form. All at once a preservation and a solemn prizing of the sum of its parts. Not thoughtlessly discarded or wantonly…

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Pigs In Space

When I was at school, I wanted to be a political speechwriter. Inspired and set aflame by the words of Churchill and JFK, Martin Luther King and Gough Whitlam I was, well before I realised I didn’t have the stomach for it. And decades before politics and government turned into the dystopian gongshow it has…

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Best Boob Forward

Every year the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) hosts a week long global event that aims to protect, promote and support breastfeeding around the world. And I guess if you’re not a lactating mama or don’t know one, it may have escaped your attention that it runs from August 1 – 7. I was…

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