Category Archives: writers I admire

cosmic dust

The ejected capsule will not re-enter the docking bay. If this were deep space, lives would be lost… I give up on reassembling the space-age vacuum cleaner, and flop onto the couch. Glancing across the room, I ask, “So, what’s … Continue reading

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The Road to Nowhere

… is the nick-name they gave this road – an incursion into forested wilderness heading north-west from Corinna. For a while, construction was stalled… hence the name ‘The Road to Nowhere.’ As one of Australia’s great poets, Bill Neidjie, said: … Continue reading

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The man in the purple suit

I had a gig on Sunday afternoon in Adelaide, in a quaint old stone building called “The Chapel” within the precinct of the Migration Museum. Afterwards, chatting with audience members (friends and strangers), I met Melvyn Cann, a silver-haired gentleman … Continue reading

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Hilary Burden

My new friend Hilary published a beautifully written article that I hadn’t been expecting at all. I stayed with her in October last year while preparing for a gig organised by a fellow shakuhachi player and fabulous guitarist Yyan Ng … Continue reading

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The Cycads

by Judith Wright Since I first read a collection of her poems at age 15, I have absolutely loved the poetry of Judith Wright, especially this poem: The Cycads. In the late 1990s I was planning a music and interpretive dance rendition … Continue reading

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A Lert: Stillness

I finished this Stick-Figure sculpture in November 2011 just before undergoing two operations, (right foot and left leg) which immobilized me for many weeks. I symbolically assigned this Lert to stand guard over my health and wellbeing. It was comforting … Continue reading

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