You stepped off the bus from Scout camp with a resolute, yet pleased, expression on your face. Careful not to come over to me until you were sure you had been dismissed (unlike your brother...also at said camp), you walked across the car park and I momentarily lost all perspective. Who was this … [Read more...]

Not Going To Let NAPLAN Bother Me – Travelling, Family and School

family travels

  This photo was taken in the centre of Macau, while we were travelling overseas at the beginning of 2013. For new readers: we went over to Hong Kong - where Riley proceeded to break his arm! - as a sort of pilgrimage. Adam's 98 year-old grandfather lived there in the 1930s, smack in the … [Read more...]

RIP Robin

robin williams

This poem (my attempt at a villanelle) is a re-post. I wrote it eighteen months ago for someone. I can't write new words for fear of being nonsensical. My life has been touched by suicide. Just let me say this - if you're in trouble, please reach out for help. Please.   Restitution Don’t … [Read more...]