October 23, 2012 - The Arrival of Clunk & Jam (1st Edition)


clunk and jam book


‘Clunk & Jam’ has arrived.  Three years in the making.  Hand typed on an old typewriter.  Printed locally with vegetable base ink and stitch bound (in Perth, Western Australia).  Kind contribution of cover art by Stormie Mills and other contributed art by Harley Manifold within.


Studio photo clunk and jam


The making of Clunk & Jam (at home above).

August 16, 2012 - A scarecrow, a magpie and treason



It has a surprisingly happy ending.

June 1, 2012 - Why Have Our Children Stopped Dancing


The Black Dog Project Conference Talk at Asia Pacific Conference on Mental Health – Perth Convention Centre June 11-13, 2012.  

This presentation provides a snapshot of the outcomes of a Government funded pilot study into the effectiveness of The Black Dog Project website and print resources used as both a counselling tool by Health Professionals, and as a personal aid and direct line of support for children, young people and families dealing with personal and mental health struggles.  The study was initiated by the WA Association of Mental Health and conducted by Founder of The Black Dog Project, Janine Browne and Researcher, Dr Caroling Bulsara from University of Western Australia.

December 5, 2011 - Burn Your Name



November 6, 2011 - Who Kicked A Hole In The Sky


hole in sky

hole in the sky

September 28, 2011 - Pay It Forward


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Pay it Forward is a movie about a boy who comes up with a dead simple idea and it takes on a life of its own.  Just imagine.  You do a favour that really helps someone and tell him or her not to pay it back, but pay it forward to three other people, who in turn, each pay it forward to three more – and on and on into a global outpouring of kindness and decency.   Kevin Spacey’s pitch of the assignment to his junior high class goes …


Pay It Forward


“You’re stuck right here in the 7th grade but not forever because one day you’ll be free.  (Class cheers).  What if on that day you’re free you haven’t prepared.  You’re not ready.  And you look around you and you don’t like what the world is.   So what if the world is just a big disappointment?  Student answers; “We’re screwed”.  Unless.  Unless you take the things that you don’t like about this world and you flip them upside down, right on their arse.

And you can start that today.  This is your assignment.  Think of an idea to change our world – and put it into ACTION!  What’s wrong?  Students answer; “It’s so weird”.  “Crazy”.  “Hard”.    Teacher says; How about possible?  It’s possible.  The realm of possibility exists where?  In each of you.  Here (points to head).”