Australian Author & ICU Nurse.

  • Employing Analogy.

    October 14, 2021 by

    So…I’m a Writer, right? I’m also an ICU Nurse. Both these occupations bring with them a level of expertise of which I have accumulated through years of experience and a considerable degree of competence. Nursing is Nursing. I know what it requires, how to engage with its processes and how to practice within its parameters… Read more

  • Long Live The Chicken Walker.

    July 19, 2021 by

    Each Australian winter, I like to buy a model kit to tinker with when the weather draws in and prevents me from doing anything else. Like writing, model building scratches my creative itch and I enjoy the past time. It challenges me, allows me to concentrate and problem solve and I find the endeavor therapeutic.… Read more

  • Unlocking The Memory Palace.

    July 10, 2021 by

    My wife bought Cussons’ Imperial Leather soap for the bathroom this week. Upon catching the scent of it, I was immediately transported back to my childhood. Nana & Pa always had Cussons’ Imperial Leather soap in their bathroom. I always thought it was fancy because everything they bought seemed fancy. I thought they were rich… Read more

  • Dad – What’s a Utopia?

    March 30, 2021 by

    My daughter often strikes me with the most profound questions. In my half awake pre-coffee stupor this morning, Lucy dropped this one in my lap; Dad – What’s a utopia? Lucy M, aged 11. I fumbled my response because that’s what seems to happen whenever she questions me so earnestly. I am constantly flummoxed by… Read more

  • Finding Stoicism When I Don’t Recognize It.

    March 23, 2021 by

    I’m writing this from a third floor apartment in the center of Adelaide’s CBD. It’s a nice apartment. Functional. It’s not big but it doesn’t have to be. I’m relaxed, though there is a knot of anxiety gnawing away it me presently. Why am I here? I’ll try and give you the tl;dr version. Our… Read more

  • Fracturing Diversion.

    March 16, 2021 by

    My thoughts are chaotic today. I am sitting at my laptop and attempt to write something, but I am struggling to come up with something to explore. You may be aware that it has been like this for me for a while now. Generally, I have little compulsion to write – in fact, the idea… Read more

  • The Intersection That Matters.

    March 1, 2021 by

    I’ve been thinking a lot about this quote recently. I don’t know exactly where it comes from – I’m not even sure that I didn’t come up with it myself (I doubt this) but, it does come to me quite often. “There is no-one more dangerous than the man who thinks he is right.” Dean… Read more

  • Illumination.

    February 25, 2021 by

    “That even in the darkest of times we have the right to expect some illumination, and that such illumination might well come less from theories and concepts than from the uncertain, flickering, and often weak light that some men and women, in their lives and their works, will kindle under almost all circumstances and shed… Read more

  • Lava Red Feather Blue.

    January 12, 2021 by

    It is always a pleasure for me to host Seattle based author Molly Ringle on the occasion of a new release. Regular readers of my blog will be well acquainted with Molly’s work. When I began with Central Avenue Publishing in 2009, Molly was one of the first authors to reach out to me and… Read more

  • Fear of the Word.

    September 1, 2020 by

    I’m afraid of writing. I have spent the morning, since I woke up, fearing the very idea of sitting down at my computer to write. This has become a pattern for me over the past couple of months that is now affecting me. I entered into 2020, having set myself the goal of completing a… Read more

  • Legacy

    August 20, 2020 by

    When you have a child, you invest in hope. You hope you can create a legacy of good; You strive to pass that legacy onto your child & you hope they can carry it forward. If at the end of your life, if you can see that legacy in the eyes of your children, you… Read more

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