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Being Motivated By What You Hate-- How Frustration Leads to Freedom

For the majority of our lives we are asked what we want to do, and I think the majority of us get a ways into adulthood and still have no idea. 430 more words


Wild: The Book, The Movie

I did something I think I can say I’ve never done. I watched a movie and then read the book the movie was based on. I know. 795 more words


How to attract skunks and move on, or more apple crisp please

I haven’t blogged in over two months because there is just too much work to do at my house. But I’ve now reached the point where if I don’t write something my head will explode, and that would just be more mess to clean off the walls. 899 more words


Ushered Over With Grace

Aunt Dolores was the quintessential hostess. She welcomed my family into her well appointed home on holidays and many other occasions.

As a young girl, I’d hurry into the kitchen where Aunt Dolores greeted me with a big smile and a perfumed kiss. 543 more words

Family Life

Baby Found A Home

There is one story I wrote that still chokes me up every time I read it. How could it be that something that happened over 40 years ago could still feel so raw? 161 more words

Nursing Stories

Secondary School (2) Leaving St Mary’s

I mentioned in an earlier blog post that I wasn’t particularly happy that I had to leave St Mary’s College in 1961 after the polio epidemic. 489 more words


Leah Kaminsky, The Waiting Room

I had the enormous pleasure of listening to Joanne Fedler interview Leah Kaminsky at the recent Sydney Jewish Writers Festival held at Waverley Library, in Sydney. 1,119 more words

Australian Literature