Author Archives: parrot feather

Perspective

I have been taking someone to the dentist at Port Noarlunga South for the past few weeks, so have had a chance to get to know that little area a little more,  in particular Cliff Avenue. It struck me how … Continue reading

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As time goes by

A week or so ago I went to see Vince Jones who was playing at Festival Theatre. It was a last minute decision and I had a great night. It was excellent in itself, with Vince singing arrangements of Van … Continue reading

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Wildlife week

I have had a week of wildlife since I was here last – some deliberate, but other encounters with kangaroos that were a bit unexpected. Driving back to Adelaide last week I spied a couple of kangas in a paddock … Continue reading

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Dad

I know I write about dad a lot on this blog. That is a recognition that he is a big part of my life at present. I see him most weeks, and it is a pleasure to know him in … Continue reading

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Light/life

Kathy, my dear friend and cheer squad member – and poetry lover – told me on Friday that Mary Oliver, that fine US poet, has died. She writes (or wrote) moving and beautiful poetry, often about nature, and her work … Continue reading

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Safe Harbour

Some kinds of activism appeal to me more than others. Safe Harbour, a project which highlights the issues of refugees in Australia, and is pushing for the closure of Nauru and Manus Island refugee detention centres, is one of these … Continue reading

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D.

This post was written in draft some time ago. It references an event at Sophia that I wrote about here, and is really a little tribute to someone I worked with who has now died. I tussle with writing about … Continue reading

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