Who needs the arts?

AN OPEN LETTER TO PRIME MINISTER MORRISON: Imagine a world without music. To get personal, Mr Morrison … imagine your charismatic church without the fabulous music that so inspires you and the congregation, and according to you, brings you closer to the divine? Birthdays, weddings, funerals. What do we agonise over, apart from the presentsContinue reading “Who needs the arts?”

Covidupois Begone

Covidiot. Iso. The ‘Rona. Zoom. These are just some of the terms, along with ‘social distancing’ and ‘contact tracing’ which have marched unbidden into our lexicon in 2020 – this year of the great pandemic. And I’ve coined another word. Covidupois. I like to think of it as part French, part medical. It sounds importantContinue reading “Covidupois Begone”

Letter to Mother Nature

You’re probably wondering why I’m writing to you. To be honest, after your behaviour in what was known as the Black Summer of 2019 and 2020, I was ready to turn my back on you forever. That you could be so coldly cruel, so indiscriminately destructive.  I know you’re just doing what comes naturally, butContinue reading “Letter to Mother Nature”

Life hacks a sticky problem

Do you get those annoying ads that come up on your Facebook feed? I seem to get loads of unsolicited information including the dreaded ‘life hacks’! A ‘life hack’ is a handy hint that shortcuts those boring bits of life, thus freeing you up to do the more enjoyable things – like hang gliding, partnerContinue reading “Life hacks a sticky problem”