A simple cartoon

Yesterday, the online world erupted in rage and vitriol (what else?!) over a cartoon depiction of Serena William's disgraceful tantrum at the US Open. And I'm not sure why... Australian cartoonist Mark Knight draws what he sees, as do all artists, I suppose, albeit with some creative license. And what he saw—what we all saw—was… Continue reading A simple cartoon

Health and wellbeing, Relationship and marriage, TV shows


What do you think of when you hear the word 'grace'? When I was growing up, I lived in a religious home so to me grace often meant the garbled mutterings before a meal. Now that I'm a bit older and not religious the word is not loaded that way for me. I can still… Continue reading Grace-less

Health and wellbeing, Melbourne


The past few days here in Melbourne have been beautiful. Spring is here, and I think everyone feels a little lighter, brighter as we shrug off our winter blankets. There is an energy force that is stirring everyone. I actually like winter. I don't mind the cold weather and I think Melbourne has a needlessly… Continue reading Spring

Family, Opinion, Parenting, Relationship and marriage

Labour of love

Last night, I caught a glimpse of a reward. A shiny, sparkly dose of achievement, pride, and gratefulness. In the often thankless labour of love called parenting, I'm taking it and basking in it. My twin boys are gearing up for secondary school in 2020 and last night they attended an interview at the school… Continue reading Labour of love