June 13, 2014 - Army of Ink Bunny Magic


army of ink magic hat

They thought they’d made her disappear.  But giving up wasn’t in her repertoire .     

(Clunk & Jam book).

June 12, 2014 - It’s Not All About You


What about me book 2


“According to current thinking, anyone who fails to succeed must have something wrong with them. The pressure to achieve and be happy is taking a heavy toll, resulting in a warped view of the self, disorientation, and despair. People are lonelier than ever before.  Verhaeghe shows the profound impact that social change is having on mental health, even affecting the nature of the disorders from which we suffer……”    (Book review from ‘Readings’ , a Melbourne based independent bookstore.)

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June 8, 2014 - Curtsy To Me



“She’s on the cusp, before the shell of womanly politeness, meekness, quietness hardens over her.  It’s the female tragedy; that we all close over, become someone else; someone who others expect us to be.   This little girl’s vividness is blazing, raw, unchecked, beautiful.  The clip ends with a knowing curtsy, as if to say:  “I’m so much more than what you think I am.”  Words by Nikki Gemmell, Weekend Australian Magazine, about the video featuring an 11 year old dancer.

May 7, 2014 - Woeful Hope


no hope


Newspaper reads….”Disaster, woe and all dysfunctions great and small.”  Laughter is such good medicine.  Art by Leunig 

March 12, 2014 - Courage to Write



Paul Jennings, an author well known to young readers, talks about rejection; losing (and finding again) the confidence to write; fame; and boys wanting to fly.  (Interview by Dumbo Feather, a magazine).

February 20, 2014 - Onslaught

The above campaign was released back in 2007 but it still sends an accurate message about our toxic culture and media, and of the cleverness and manipulative nature of advertising.  But let’s not be  fooled …..this beauty product company’s ultimate agenda is to sell more beauty products to us from the exposure this campaign gave them -and the feel good it gives viewers.  And yes, posting this, gives more exposure but alongside a message about critical thinking.