Tomorrow… in The House on The Hill

A gaseous cloud balloons above the rows of flagpoles whose stays clang ominously in a wing-fed breeze. The sky domes expectantly - a pregnant pause. A change is coming. Thunder barrel-rolls the valley floor. Cockatoos screech - a thousand of them wheeling in and encircling the house. In The House, in the sumptuously upholstered room … Continue reading Tomorrow… in The House on The Hill

Knock Knock

Knock knock.Who's there?It's your conscience.What? You again! Please leave me alone. Isn't there some tenancy agreement where I get to reside here without your interference?My dear, I'm the tenant. Not you.Shit... You've got a complaint then.You should be pleased to see me.Ha! Why would that be?Because, my dear, you are on a tight rope above … Continue reading Knock Knock

A little dabble with Winnie

I am fascinated by the dispute between Australia and China.  China doesn't want the origins of COVID19 investigated by foreign nations.  They are flexing their (not insignificant) economic muscles and threatening tariffs on some Australian goods.  Australia doesn't need extra threats to its economy right now.  But even I, who tries very hard not to … Continue reading A little dabble with Winnie

Mother’s Day

Last night, I sent a British friend a message wishing her Happy Mother's Day, just in case they celebrate Mother's Day the same day we do (they don't).  Anyway, she sent me an article about Anna Jarvis... the woman who created Mother's Day.  It was an interesting read.  None of Anna's descendants celebrate Mother's Day … Continue reading Mother’s Day