Category Archives: Inspiration

People I am honoured to share the planet with

Today, I received an email from a friend who has been unusually quiet, and a Guardian article about Leonardo DiCapricio. My friend, who I am sure doesn’t want to be publicly honoured, is over 80 years old. She lives in … Continue reading

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Beautiful essay about a beautiful man, who is dying

The essay is by Donald McRae in the Guardian. Its subject is a man I’d never heard of, who was a star in a sport that doesn’t interest me. But, thanks to Donald, I am now an admirer of Rob … Continue reading

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Book by homeless youngsters transforms lives

Years ago, I had the honour of editing Cross-Cultural Dialogues on Homelessness by Jay Levy and Robin Johnson for the publisher, Loving Healing Press. The link is to my review. Ever since, I’ve maintained an interest in homelessness, and am … Continue reading

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The benefit of refugees

Last night, my local branch of the Australian Greens had a guest speaker: journalist Iain Gillespie, who spoke with passion about asylum seekers. Some years ago, The Age gave him the task of reporting on the activities of the Asylum … Continue reading

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How to confront the double standards of misogyny

No one would have paid me to work as a topless waiter/waitress. I don’t have what it takes. But if I had used some such legal job that does no harm to anyone to earn some money, so what. It’s … Continue reading

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Passionate wisdom from Kevy Michaels

I was notified that Kevy has started following Bobbing Around. As I always do, I visited his blog and left a friendly comment. Here is Kevy’s response: I must meditate & pray every day. It gives me the ability to … Continue reading

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From trash to value: we can all learn from Nigeria

Put your waste in the recycle bin, and it’s out of sight, out of mind. It has not actually achieved anything, which is why so much is choking our world. The best thing is refusing to buy it in the … Continue reading

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She founded a new branch of science

I refuse to follow fads and fashions and days or weeks devoted to something or someone. So, I am drawing your attention to Tilly Edinger because she was an inspiring person, not particularly because she was a woman. It was … Continue reading

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Leo is an 11-year-old Lorax

I love this kid. At 8 years of age, he established a vibrant online community for kids, Helping Ninjas. This is now a large organisation with a wide range of environmental actions such as reducing plastic waste and protecting threatened … Continue reading

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Interview with Daralyse Lyons

Loving Healing Press publishes most of my books. I happened to have a need to visit, and noticed a just-released book I thought would appeal to me, so asked Victor Volkman to email me a copy to review. Indeed, I … Continue reading

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