My father’s lollies

1. My Father was a great gardener. He could make vegetables sprout from the most unaccommodating soil. The aroma of fertiliser (just a nice name for chicken or horse shit)…

I should give them a call

Often, when I am walking to the bus stop, or out at the Supermarket, I reach for my mobile. “I should give my Mother a call and ask how she…

A nice place to be

Sydney Road Community School was an educational experiment that started in the 70s in the Melbourne Suburb of Brunswick. A Nice Place To Be was a documentary about the Goals,…

What would you say?

When both your parents pass away within the same year, it makes you think. You start to wonder what it’s all about; what it means to be a parent. You…

On this day

Somewhere in the world, a child was born; a father cried; a toddler took its first steps; a yapping dog bit the hand that had fed it; somebody made a…

The Somersault Position

Now, where I went to school, lunch time was mainly taken up trying to get your mouth around a rather large sandwich. In fact, to call it a sandwich is…

Darkness of the Skeleton – A Short Movie

The following is a short movie written by my daughter who at the time was 8 years old. She also stars in it with me plus there is a devil…