Walking the past in the present

Time is a culturally bound construct. We may, based on what culture we are born into, think we move chronologically, but in many cultures we carry the memory and ancestors with us in stories, songs and myths and a belief in the presence of spirits. The past walks with present and the present with theContinue reading “Walking the past in the present”

Writing and Creativity Rituals

  My quest for stillness continues and part of the journey is to find a ritual that will help my daily creativity.   I am at a workshop in Sydney with an Indigenous Canadian, and she is talking to me about ritual and centering when one engages in any creative act, be it dancing, writing,Continue reading “Writing and Creativity Rituals”

Diving into creativity, changing perspectives

  At the moment I am working on three short stories;  one about homelessness, another racism of the insidious subtle kind, and the last one introduces and captures a deep thinker trapped  in his falling apart (but maybe he can put it back together) country life. But these themes whilst they appear deep and meaningfulContinue reading “Diving into creativity, changing perspectives”

More paper please

It was so Dickension – the moment I headed off to the paper supply office at my school. I had gone back into the public system after being in a small alternative school and this was my journey back into the mainstream system. I was on what was called the ‘free list’ which meant ourContinue reading “More paper please”