Category Archives: Memoir writing

Eating Nectarines as a child

  The sweet smell of ripening fruit, the first taste, tangy on the tongue, the joy of the second bite the juice running down my chin. Each mouthful delicious, delectable, an early summer pleasure, Crop it down to the seed … Continue reading

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Gender Identity

Last night I watched the re-run of the tele-movie, Carlotta, on ABC2. What a courageous production and beautifully presented. Jessica Marais was magnificent in the title role, the story of the legend of Les Girls who first appeared on the … Continue reading

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Vertigo

I am recovering from an attack of vertigo when I write this. I say ‘attack’ because it came on me suddenly as can asthma or hay-fever, and following the path of a few previous events, it takes about two days … Continue reading

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After defeat

I opened my first novel, Banksia – a kangaroo’s tale, yesterday and read this piece about Sandy the kangaroo adjusting to the fact that he had been beaten by his mate Badger in a tussle for superiority in the mob. … Continue reading

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To and From God and Sunnybank stuff.

My wife Dorothy and I spent our teenage and courting years in Sunnybank. It was then a semi-rural market garden and fruit growing area linked by train to Brisbane. We met at church and on the train and our lives … Continue reading

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Into the Sunset

For six months I have been lost in the turmoil of selling up our home of 40 years, discarding half or what we own, and then moving house and settling into a new life-style in a retirement village. None of … Continue reading

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Moving home – treasures uncovered

Packing to move house and down sizing leads to one uncovering a host of forgotten treasures, reminders of special episodes and stories from a 78 year journey. There’s secondary school Junior certificate recording my less than glorious results along with a … Continue reading

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