“Not all those who wander are lost …” – Bilbo Baggins In the 1990’s nearly every car in Melbourne still had an often mangled, coffee-stained Melway in the back seat. In the ‘good old days’ we did not have any fancy satellite navigation systems that talk to you in that annoying, patronising voice (you can…Continue reading New Streets and Old Maps
“Remember, there will be those among the powerful who try to make you say what you know is clearly not true because if everyone agrees to believe the lie, the lie can go on forever … If you want to be a leader, you, too, must refuse to tell the old lies. You must learn to…Continue reading Only Children and Fools Tell the Truth!
To every thing there is a season … Ecclesiastes 3 Changes, changes, changes … many years ago a sage whispered those words in my ears. Life is all about changes. My life has been witness to so many changes. There are times I wish it wasn’t so. Sure, change can be exciting and full of…Continue reading Changes, Changes, Changes!
The Brave Network Melbourne, an advocacy and support group for LGBTIQ people of faith, is bringing one of the US’s foremost LGBTIQ faith advocates, Kathy Baldock, to Melbourne in August 2016 for the first time ever – I am so excited! Kathy Baldock, a published author and expert speaker, heads her own organisation Canyonwalker Connections…Continue reading Breaking News: Kathy Baldock to Visit Australia
On Sunday, I woke up to several unpleasant realities: Australian politics was in chaos, Pauline Hanson had been returned to power, just like Voldemort, and the world has lost one of its most profound voices of conscience – Elie Wiesel. Eliezer Wiesel was born to Shlomo and Sara Wiesel, on the 30th September, 1928, in…Continue reading A Tribute to Elie Wiesel
It was over seven years ago that we began to build a new home in a semi-rural part of Melbourne. Building on a slope presented its own set of challenges. Large portions of slopes that needed to be turned into garden was one of them. In my frenzy to create order out of chaos, I…Continue reading The Weed Mat Trap
Bullying: the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or dominate others. If you are anything like me, you have experienced your fair share of bullying, especially through those ‘delightful’ school years. In the middle of my first grade in Germany, they discovered I had severe astigmatism, and I became the proud owner…Continue reading In the Name of God: Reflections on Bullying and Religion