This blog has come full circle and it’s time to say goodbye. Enjoy the archives if you are inclined and thank you to readers for the gifts of time and presence. May wisdom and wildness be yours.
There is something powerful about doing the same activity again and again. It becomes a meditation, creating familiarity that comforts and challenges the bodymind to be present in different ways each time. I find this with walking, and live close to Roaring Beach, a 2km long stretch of coast in southern Tasmania. I walk this […]
The documentary Black Hole tells a story of passion, abuse and corporate lawlessness in operation in Australia today. Really it’s an account of community, not just one, but three interlinked groups and their painful wrestling match with another community, that of Whitehaven, a coal extraction company in the northern region of New South Wales. Over […]
The waves move too fast For me to outrun them, Laughing with adrenaline My cotton pants are soaked and cold, Even on this sunny day. I’m always balancing On the edge of disaster, Drifting with the ebb and flow of kelp as it decays. Seaweed that has met disaster already. No longer planted in The forest […]
In the late 1960’s and early 70’s a collection of people began to actively witness the earth’s destruction as a form of protest. Twelve individuals made their way to the Arctic and watched as nuclear tests took place on Amchitka, an outlying island of Alaska, home to falcons, eagles and endangered sea otters. Their purpose […]
My first introduction to queer culture, or the gay lifestyle, was as a teenager in the 1980’s. Like most teens I spent a lot of time in my bedroom listening to music and taking drugs. Growing up in the Sunshine State, I was an outsider and hated sunshine for a start! Dressed in black, I […]
I work in a cave. It is my other job, an unusual occupation, not my career but I have learnt a lot through this work. I know much more about scientific method and how knowledge is developed through hypothesis. To understand karst systems, one needs to be comfortable not having all of the answers. I’ve […]