June 15, 2019 - Flipper Girl Surrenders


Flipper Girl called a truce with things gone wrong and pegged herself a spot (brand new) where she could bask in the bubble of surrender.

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June 13, 2019 - Flipper Girl – Stop The Rock



The boat ceased to rock.

Flipper Girl snipped ball and anchor and cast away from the sinking of boats rocked.  Minding her own future and sheltering in relatively calm and trouble free aquariums.

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June 9, 2019 - Flipper Girl View The Plank



Flipper Girl’s future lay beyond the plank.

June 8, 2019 - Flipper Girl – To The Rescue No More


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As the catch of responsibility drifted out of the saving, there was little left for Flipper Girl to do except wonder beyond the fishbowl of seriously fogged goggles.

(Flipper Girl Series appears in Clunk & Jam book, 2019).


Flipper Girl arrived in 2015.   Taking responsibility for others, or when others don’t take responsibility for what they’ve done, can be heavy business.  Until someone like Flipper Girl taps you on the shoulder and says;  “Hey, it’s not your fault.”  And takes you on a trip to a new place….

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April 26, 2019 - Wisdoms of Rose Happy Free


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Rose was free from the labour of smiling .

Rose is void of any necessity to feel something she doesn’t – like eternal happiness.  She’s actually quite comfortable within a full and complex range of emotions and how, where and when they may appear on her face, in mind – or in public.  Rose feels no obligation to make miraculous recoveries from emotional disturbances either.  Long Live Rose.

Footnote:  Imagine if more people felt more comfortable saying how they really felt, and more people felt more comfortable listening to (and accepting) how others feel.  We might all feel a little better – and less uncomfortable about feeling (and revealing) our true emotions.

(Wisdoms of Rose and Clunk & Jam, 2019 books.  Reposted from 2013).

April 25, 2019 - The Red Tree



Short Film from book, The Red Tree, by Shaun Tan.