February 20, 2020


 

One

Getting old ain’t for the faint hearted. Someone famous said that, credited to Bette Davis I believe but it really is very tough work for many. Decaying and weakening body. Illnesses. Diseases. Dementia. Weak heart. Failing memory. Any number of problems. Even los...

February 13, 2020

Pot Boiler

He sat

Earphoned

Wired up

Shirt like Ken Done vomit

I fell into his catchment

Before grasping how pissed he was

Soon to be the pall bearer

Of his streamlined vitriol

Carried conveyor belt like

Into my awareness

As the wards of vengeance waterfalled

Smashing on rocks

Crea...

February 1, 2020

A 7 year old girl waits to be collected after school. Nobody comes. What happened to them? What did she do next?

What happens to her?

Why 14 years?

It's actually 16 years, as I waited two years for the film to finish all of it's festival applications. It got into Los An...

January 23, 2020

Famous After Death

Hilma af Klint


 (born October 26, 1862) was a Swedish artist and mystic whose paintings were among the first abstract art. Yet she created these abstract works in secret and wrote in her will that they were to be stored for 20 years after her death be...

January 16, 2020

My sister was out of contact. Australia was burning. I wrote this at 1.30 in the morning on the 3rd of January, wondering what it must be like for those trapped by fire, up close.

And for firefighters too.

A Poem in Four Parts

Season of no Reason

1.

She reaches for the sky

A...

January 10, 2020


 

Best Films of 2019

In no particular order. 

I personally have found Tarantino's films to be getting increasingly self indulgent, stale and overlong, like The Hateful Eight. However, this year was an awesome surprise. Being a film buff and well attuned to the Manson Fam...

January 4, 2020

We've made it through for another year. A bad start for us in Australia. My sister and her family was caught up in the horrific NSW/Victoria Bushfires and was cut off with no power or communication for 5 days, so was a terrifying time for all. She finally made it out a...

December 27, 2019

Nostalgia Video Series


No. 10 of 10

1960's in Adelaide

In case you missed the previous entries. The order doesn't matter:

December 21, 2019


The life giving beauty of Rain

Here in New South Wales, we've been in drought for months, in some places years.

It's not as bad in Sydney than in regional areas, yet was so rare to see rain on one particular October day, I rushed out with my camera and ... well, you can...