WWII Letters A Soldier’s Odyssey

WWII Letters A Soldier’s Odyssey

WWII Letters A SOLDIER’S ODYSSEY The Life of Marcus Edwards by Ian Edwards JUST PUBLISHED This story of Marcus Edwards is an astonishing chronicle of the life of a soldier on the frontline in WWII. Written by Marcus Edwards’ nephew, Ian Edwards, the work draws largely on the soldier’s correspondence and diary notes from the […]

Creative Writing A Stitch In Time

Creative Writing A Stitch In Time

Creative Writing Piece of the Week A Stitch in Time by Kay Barker Am I crazy? It’s 0550 as I sit waiting at a bus stop in Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast for my long-planned journey to morph into reality. Three current exhibitions in Brisbane are garment-related. It’s only natural that my friend Sally and […]

What’s in a Name, Burmese-style?

What’s in a Name, Burmese-style?

My eldest brother, Sao Kan Gyi, my younger brother, Sao Kan Gywe, and I, Sao Khemawadee Mangrai, were named quite some time after our births, only after my great-grandmother had prayed to and requested the Celestial Being to choose names for us and send them to her in a dream. Everyone in our family carried […]

DOUBLE-TRIPLE J

DOUBLE-TRIPLE J

Double J and Triple J nostalgia – it hits you when you least expect it. What age am I again? That’s right … I’m no longer in my twenties, otherwise I wouldn’t have been invited to a 40 year reunion. Funny thing is that everyone looks pretty much the same – only different. You can’t […]

Asian Cup Competition – Guess Who?

Asian Cup Competition – Guess Who?

Asian Cup Football Competition Guess who I saw at the Asian Cup North Korean vs Uzbekistan football match on Saturday night? And when I say ‘North Korean’ it means I can’t get my head around the formal title of that country, which includes the word ‘democratic’. The definition of ‘democracy’ from dictionary.com: …

Nous sommes tous Charlie

Nous sommes tous Charlie

Charlie est grand. The concepts of god, the universe, infinity and love are the greatest that can be explored through the human mind. Let’s stand firm on the needs of people of all religious persuasions to express their views while also being prepared to accept irreverence in the form of a civilised cultural expression of […]

New York fun times in the fall

New York fun times in the fall

Back from a flash flight for New York fun in the fall, Sydney School of Arts & Humanities has charged its creative writing batteries. After our trip to the New York Public Library for book-buying rather than research and visits to the Garment District for research rather than garment lace-buying, who knows what may come of our skating-on-thin-ice …