Blog n’Musings

Do left wing feminists hate their children?

True to form, former Labour leader Mark Latham has put forward some rather peculiar and provocative opinions about “left wing feminists”. He flings about a few ideas. Such as the view that women who suffer depression related to …
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VERY STUPID OR VERY BRAVE: MY FIRST PITCHING EVENT

Over the years, I have learnt to be relatively audacious (a word still can’t spell without spellcheck). So, when Writers Victoria invited me (not personally, just everyone on their mailing list) to attend a Pitch-Speed Dating event,
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Melbourne has grown a new neighbourhood! It’s called Victoria Market

After living abroad for almost nine years, I returned to discover that the CBD had grown a whole new neighbourhood. It was called Victoria Harbour. I didn’t even know anything existed on the other side of the Southern Cross Station.
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Stories show us where value is

Once I attended a folklore workshop with one of New York’s most legendary storytelling teachers. He was a pure artists. Devoted to his craft, humble, un-materialistic. He had absolutely no ego.
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All communication is storytelling

If you’ve ever attended my workshops, you may have heard me say once, twice or fifty thousand times that all communication is storytelling. That’s right, we can use our storytelling skills every time we open our mouth,
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Parental Leave for Mother AND Fathers

Stay-at-home-dads should be able to access exactly the same sorts of privileges as stay-at-home mums. Tony Abbott is rarely considered a friend of the feminist cause. But he impressed even the most radical feminist..
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An All Women’s Law Firm – is there a difference?

Lawyers Chambers on Riley recently launched a new website. Most prominent, is an image featuring five confident looking women, -sporting colourful corporate attire. I could not help but think of Charlie’s Angels…
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Can You Do Art and Have Children? Yes. But You Need Money

On one hand, having children inspires art. The euphoria and joy (and suffering and torment) associated with conceiving, bearing, and then raising children are certainly intense enough to…
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Amongst first time mothers, and those with young children, there is a great deal of anxiety about stepping out of the workforce to care for kids or others who need care…
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