“doomsday prepping”

Wasabi*!!! It has been a somewhat anxiety-inducing few months, hasn’t it? In Australia especially – we have gone from unprecedented bush fires, to extreme storms and floods – and now this: Coronavirus. Coming soon to a city near you! Well, it’s in Sydney now but hopefully not about in the community as such – yet……

loaded words

Declutter Sanitise Homogenise Conform Obey Streamline Plan Develop Manage Educate Socialise Stand in line Keep inside the lines Shorten Neutralise Pastel Vanilla Monoculture Naturalise Good citizen March Parade Order Herd Be quiet Don’t argue Look away Wave the flag (written 2019)

just a woman…

(warning: yes, this post is -intentionally- inflammatory, shocking, in-your-face…as is the world, encountered by most women…if you are easily offended, read it anyway!) Just a woman What can we do with you? Just a woman Look at that pretty face Just a woman Now just keep quiet darling Just a woman Don’t have opinions babe…

less talk!

…ever tried to have a conversation with closed minded people- who ironically believe THEY are the ones thinking, the ones who have it ‘right’? don’t bother- can’t get a sentence in before their self-righteous over-reaction clouds all polite conversation… If this is what you call conversation, you can keep it! maybe talking is the issue-…

Remembering our shared humanity

refugees just need a home – and we have so much to share… the mamas cry for their sick children – just like we do… the elderly need patience and care – we will all be old some day… the ‘others’ are afraid of our ‘foreign-ness’ too… when will we learn to see our shared…

Nation-building, community-building…or pulling down statues?

On Mandela day…each year, I wonder what that strong, determined, visionary and unifying leader would have to say about our country now? South Africa has no strong, easily discernible or well-articulated Nation-building myths left for the disparate communities to gather around for much flag-waving and cheering… And from what I am hearing of late, they…

census…consensus?

I am shocked. They somehow managed to pass a law in Australia (without any of us noticing) making it compulsory to comply with the upcoming census – and you can be fined outrageously if you don’t fill it in ‘correctly‘. Where, rights to privacy, freedom, democracy, yadda yadda…??!!    Still reeling from the discovery that…

Privacy matters

You don’t need to worry about internet privacy and security if you are not doing anything “wrong”, right? Err, wrong. So wrong. This is everyone’s concern, and we should all take the time to rexamine our internet / smartphone/ social media practices and platforms. Recently I was prompted to look into Internet security, and electronic…

What is in our hands – can we change the world ? 

To answer as simply as possible, we can start making a difference in our world – NOW and with what is already in our hands. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” – Edmund Bourke A lifelong pursuit of these questions – I have read so many…