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  • Where the hell is everybody?

    I am maybe unrealistically angry.  I cannot shake it off. I don’t want to be touched, I feel irrationally furious at the whole human world right at the moment, and it’s not…

  • Who are we?

    I found this video by accident this morning. It’s ironic, because I have been chiseling out time on a borrowed laptop to piece together a women’s selfie project, and on the cusp…

    Reflections

        A few weeks ago, I sent a paper boat of an idea out into the public consciousness, asking women to send me a one-off selfie. No filters, no editing. Pose,…

  • Another brick in the wall

    “I bet she treats you well,” says one national leader to another (not accounting for the fact the second man is gay – but hey, who cares about acknowledging his sexuality? Certainly…

  • Walking alone with my sisters

    I heard a good one the other day.  A cat is out patrolling the street one night, and is raped. Afterwards, nobody asks: “Well, what was it doing walking alone? Didn’t it…

  • Day never to forget

    People gathered of different cultures, different colors, hair straight, curly, many were children, many were old. We were all dressed for the outdoors on an overcast Sunday morning in June, with the…

  • All about the face (no trouble)

    The Oxford English Dictionary says a selfie is: A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media. Origin: Early 21st century:…

  • A label should not save you

    Summer in Australia includes the Christmas season, and I was finishing up work with several clients’ horses. That time of year saw owners pulling into the driveway with trucks or cars towing…

  • Last time

    Her father came into her room for the last time. Charlotte filled a tin with crackers, stuffed her sister’s ragdoll, Lady Wintermere, down her underpants, and walked away from the house without…

  • Bushwalkers

    Went for a walk in the woods last weekend, not far from home. It was led by flora expert John Hodge and fauna expert Alex Dudley. It was part of a rare…

  • Being female

    Describe myself? No time to think – really what comes first to mind: Female. 47. From Chicago. Brown hair. Picky about the company I keep. Maybe too particular about some things. Both…

  • In the meantime

    I hit a kangaroo on the way home on the weekend. It was that low, blinding winter afternoon sun, but I still saw him – five foot tall Powerful. He was obviously…

  • Cleaning house

    Her pregnancy test was positive, but he drew the line. He would not go back east. “And give up all this?” he shouted as they stacked their stuff in piles outside for…

  • Broken heart

    Sometimes you must sit down and make a mental list of all the things that are wrong, then realize those things are parts of a whole, not individually whole. I did that…

  • First date

    His nostrils froze the moment he left his mother’s, and discovered her neighbor with a red hat and red nose stuck halfway into the road. “I don’t own a shovel anymore,” his…

  • Nights without planes

    Like JFK, or the man on the moon, September 11, 2001 is the event people will share with you where they were when they heard the news, or saw the second plane…

  • Forsaken

    I’ve read lot of chatter on social media from people grudgingly agreeing to vote for Hillary Clinton after the DNC. I find this an example of limited thinking. As a Bernie Sanders…

  • Let’s make America great again

    Harry McShane, 134 Broadway, Cincinnati. Sixteen years of age on June 29, 1908. Had his left arm pulled off near shoulder, and right leg broken through kneecap by being caught on belt…

  • Empty space

    Somebody I knew died today. His body was found near a friend, who also died in the early hours of the morning. The two were killed in a road accident. No helmets,…

  • Who to blame?

    Despite the roasts she is receiving across all media, I felt incredibly sad for Melania Trump after watching segments of her labored homage to her husband Donald, and her stolen delivery of…