Back Home in the Australian Silence

It’s obvious I’m in Australia. A strong wind hushes through tall, messy trees, causing the smaller branches to dance and sway, silhouetted against an orange and silver dusk sky. The air is clean and sweet as wattle wafts on the approaching southerly. kookaburras, perched on Read More …

Good Vibrations: Emerging Artist Makes Portals to the Universe

15 minute read. If you prefer to listen, click play below. 1. Darya sits in the warm grey light of a bright window. The New Jersey sun is diffused as it passes through thin, soft curtains, partially drawn. She looks at the camera, with bright Read More …

The Last Day on Sydney Harbour

There’s a unique smell about Sydney Harbour that hits you once you reach the city’s edge. The sky scrapers fall away and roads and rail abruptly twist or end as if startled by the sea. It’s a smell of salt water and mossy rocks combined with Read More …

The Manic Move from Sydney to Manila

I think about everything that I have to get done to move from Sydney to Manila and it boggles the mind. Only 6 months ago I sat in my large office on the Sunshine coast staring at my enormous aquarium thinking how the hell am Read More …

1. Beyond the Bubble

I originally wrote this blog 13 years ago in 2003. This is part 1 in a short 3 part memoir on my first solo overseas experience to Italy. The narrative is told from a young, nervous, naive, unexplored and certainly not well-travelled 21-year-old me. I Read More …

Would You Fear Drowning if You Could Breathe Underwater?

A violent storm rages unpredictably on the ocean’s surface. A bad-tempered, blustery wind gusts endlessly whipping the ocean in to giant peaks and troughs as whitewash churns on the crest of dark ominous waves. Yet beneath the surface and under the swirl and throw of Read More …