The Blood Rose ~ how cervical cancer saved my life.

In 2009 I was diagnosed with critical, dangerous cervical cancer and given the choice of emergency radical hysterectomy and radiation – or death within five years. I didnt take the medicine. I ran. And ten years later I want to tell my story of how cancer saved my life and the gift of that terrifying … More The Blood Rose ~ how cervical cancer saved my life.

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.

Whoring the Goddess – Ayahuasca takes her revenge.

Beware ye pilgrims who be messing with the sacred medicina!  It is well past time to call this out: real people ARE dying in ayahuasca ceremonies – and not all those deaths are accidental.  The Vine of the Dead always came with a curse, so beware the cup you drink from! For more insight to Ayahuasca; … More Whoring the Goddess – Ayahuasca takes her revenge.

Write of Passage: a 3-day journey to the heart of your writing in Denmark, West Australia July, 2015

July 11, 12 & 15th, (with a writing assignment between meetings) 11.am – 3.30pm in beautiful Denmark, WA, $350 Specific focus on your writing idea, personal feedback on work in progress,  guidance on genre, structure, voice & key skills for powerful writing. This is a course for those with a burning idea. Limited places. Stories have … More Write of Passage: a 3-day journey to the heart of your writing in Denmark, West Australia July, 2015

Mr Walker’s Fingers

They sell the remote Andean paradise of Vilcabamba, Ecuador online as The Valley of Longevity – a cheap, beautiful, magical place where you can re-start your life, connect to nature and fulfill your dreams. But beware of sharks in the waters if you’re hunting for a peaceful place to relocate – all is very much … More Mr Walker’s Fingers

The Blood Edge… Ecuador’s Progress for the People

Seven years on….. trails of blood and the sweat of healthcare workers mark the way to President Correa’s constitutional promise of health care for the people. Dr Maria Cordez works in a sparsely appointed concrete bunker in the dusty heart of downtown Raita, on Ecuador’s dreamy Pacific coast. The clinic serves villagers from hundreds of pueblos speckled higgledy-piggledy along … More The Blood Edge… Ecuador’s Progress for the People