Friday morning as I was leaving home for work, my attention fell on a young African woman across the road leaning into the window of a maroon Camry, speaking to a neighbour. I have seen her before walking with her family, husband and two kids. Today her baby toddler came running out onto the footpath…Read more »
Thirty days ago I started a 100 day physical challenge. I was already in the gym at 5.30 or 6am doing classes, walking at lunch time and fitting in a yoga class twice a week. I thought I was already doing more than enough for my fitness. This challenge however has made me push myself even more.…Read more »
I took some photos of Giuseppa demonstrating the making of the ‘ wick ‘ that was used to create a candle/ fire element of cupping. Here is a visual demonstration, taken from her memory of making this with a penny, small piece of cotton and thread. The nib is lit after dipped in olive oil.…Read more »
The Other List- Sonia Zymantas Last Sunday I invited artist Sonia Zymantas to conduct an arts workshop with friends, family and cousins at my home, as a contribution to her art installation The Other List. My husband Mark Patton prepared his workshop for the eight participants to make the flags of gendered language, which will…Read more »
Respect is in a name, especially when people use the name given to the person. “Callipari” means bearer of Good news- to carry good things. Fortunata Maria Callipari is like a wish for humanity towards the aspiration for goodness. It releases the intention of positivity and light. Fortunata Maria Callipari was born on 12 January 1967. She…Read more »
I get these flashes of inspiration from time to time. If only I could take a snap shot of my thoughts in order to return to them, but they vanish and I try to rewind, wading back against the flow, caught in all the detritus on the peripheral. It’s like this coming into and out…Read more »
This is what I did in one day- I met a number of people over the day. 9 AM First up I met an international student social worker at Melbourne Polytechnic to find out more about International Students in the North of Melbourne. I learnt that there are a number of students studying accounting, business and…Read more »
This is a story about the relationship between a man and a woman. Or it’s a story of the power tug of war between the female and the male psyche and who does it better. I am privy to this theme when observing my parents sharpening knives before the salami making slaughter. Who can make…Read more »
It’s Ok to be just what I am at this moment in time and know that I am doing my best with what I have and with where I am at.
Who does it better when it comes to sharpening knives?