Wham! Bam! and a dose of Shazam! ~ the lady lives to JAM.

One heaped spoonful of heartache, a splash of adoration, three pinches silence, crush of one depression, add a lashing of ecstasy, turn up the volume, hit it with rum and stir that baby well ~ poet Tanya Evanson’s recipe for life on Earth. Published November 2016, The Compulsive Reader, New York If poets tend toward the … More Wham! Bam! and a dose of Shazam! ~ the lady lives to JAM.

WRITE OF PASSAGE ~ the powerful craft of beautiful writing. Nov 2 – 7th in Bali.

A writer’s journey to the heart of their story, and the alchemical power of the beautifully written word ~ just 8 places, don’t miss out on the magic! November 2 ~ 7, 2016. US $380 in Ubud, on beautiful Bali. Non-residential, refreshments provided. Limited Places, book early to reserve a place. earlybirds welcome, US350 before October 15.    … More WRITE OF PASSAGE ~ the powerful craft of beautiful writing. Nov 2 – 7th in Bali.

The Way the Light Gets in ~ song of the soulbird.

For a week now I’ve been in conversations with a bird. She is a small thing. A perky little honeybird who steals from Leonard Cohen …  Oh darling, little, sleeping one, what if the wound is really the crack that lets the light come flooding in?  I want to write the story of the soulbird and her magic. It may … More The Way the Light Gets in ~ song of the soulbird.

Ordinary Acts of Every Day Violence ~ a prayer for the bullied ~ original post

While the USA wrestles with gun control due to mass shootings and violent crime, in Australia we don’t need armed gunmen to mow us down – at least one of us dies by their own hand here every day!  It is put down to depression – that strange, smokey hardtoputafingeron epidemic making the pharmaceutical industry rich, … More Ordinary Acts of Every Day Violence ~ a prayer for the bullied ~ original post

Ordinary acts of every day violence ~ a prayer for the bullied.

This is on behalf of the fat kids, the black ones, the weak ones, the women, the boys who didn’t like rugby, the girls who weren’t pretty enough. It’s for the young men hazed as apprentices, the workers bullied by bosses and rivals, trapped by their mortgages and fear. It is for everybody who is … More Ordinary acts of every day violence ~ a prayer for the bullied.

Better than Bondi ~ surfing the Mother Swell

Huge surf, shark-free, with lashing of scones and piping hot tea – the Poms wax lyrical about Cornwall’s surf scene, but Jade Richardson smells a crusty wetsuit somewhere in the story.  When lying back and thinking of England it is perfectly normal to edit out things like sun – let alone surf, ripped Adonis-like figures silhouetted … More Better than Bondi ~ surfing the Mother Swell

The Devil Inside

Aussie Tsunami surfer Ross Clarke Jones is a man who rides waves that eat surfers. He tells Jade Richardson why. It was standing on its haunches, biting at the sky. A swelling, growling wall of water; a snarling slice of sea. The biggest wave ever ridden; a freak wall of liquid thunder churned out by El Nino … More The Devil Inside