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The Secret Society that Meets in the Garage

Bonjour mon amis! Comment allez-vous? That is quite possibly highly incorrect, but there you go. I’m watching Julie and Julia (have you seen it?) and feeling in a French-y mood. It’s about butter and blogging and persistence and female friendships and Brie cheese and fitting in your passions around soul-destroying-but-necessary pursuits. After a slightly frustrating day where several things went wrong, it’s really hitting the spot. Sometimes there’s nothing better than watching or reading something that you’ve seen/read before. I’m...

Ode to SeaChange

It’s no secret that I love SeaChange, an Australian TV show that aired in the late 90s and early 2000s on the ABC. After my teaching article was published in The Age, I was reminiscing about the first time I saw my name in print. When the last episode of SeaChange aired, I furiously wrote a poem called ‘Ode to SeaChange’ and sent it to the Green Guide (which is the TV lift-out section of The Age, if you’re not...

The Fig Tree

I’m nervous as I write this. I’m not sure what’s going to come out. Do you have days where you feel prickly and irritable and angry? I feel like an octopus, ready to lash out defensively at anyone or anything that tries to get too close. And I feel tired. Tired at the constant justification of my existence. Tired of conversations that go like this: “What are you up to at the moment?” “I’m writing a book.” “Ah! Cool. So…what...