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Sleepout in the winter’s cold tonight

SLEEPOUT THIS WINTER AND TRY TO PREVENT HOMELESSNESS. These are two topics close to my heart as a fundraiser for the St Vincent de Paul’s CEO Sleepout activities to combat homelessness in Australia. Two weeks ago I was invited to speak to a church group about women and older people becoming homeless. The women in their

Sleepouters at Canberra’s 2018 CEO Sleepout

SLEEPOUTERS IN CANBERRA THIS 21 JUNE NEED YOUR SUPPORT WITH FINANCIAL DONATIONS. Sleepouters know a lot about the cold and the wind. It’s a cold night out sleeping out in Winter even if you are in Australia. Over the last few years, the number of people sleeping outside has increased in Australia. It wasn’t their planned

Mothers, Grand Mothers and God-Mothers

MOTHERS HAVE AN IMPORTANT PART TO PLAY IN EVERY CHILD’S LIFE AND AN OPENESS TO THEIR WISDOM IS HELPFUL. Mothers on Mother’s Day, as well as Grand-Mothers and God-Mothers have a role to play in educating their female relatives about life and literature. One of my favourite stories is a very short poem by American poet Emily

Cartier the Exhibition is a display of world class jewellery

THE CARTIER EXHIBITION IN CANBERRA IS A SHINING EXAMPLE OF HOW JEWELS CAN BE MORE THAN THE SUM OF THEIR SEPERATE PARTS. The Cartier Exhibition was originally designed by Dr Margaret Young-Sanchez from the Denver Art Museum in Colorado, USA. Dr Young Sanchez looks after the pre-Columbian art section at the Museum. She holds a

Propaganda during Wartime: Hearts & Minds

PROPAGANDA IS A LOADED WORD FOR MANY PUBLIC SERVANTS. However, for many historians, the word propaganda is the correct term to use for the wartime exhibition of poster and home-front promotional material currently on display in the Australian War Memorial (AWM). ‘Hearts and Minds: Wartime Propaganda’ features an attractive poster of ‘the Blonde Bombshell’, banned

War through Australian Women’s Eyes

UNDERSTANDING WAR: THROUGH WOMEN’S EYES. The Australian War Memorial (AWM) shows the impact of armed conflicts on daily life through women’s eyes in a range of artworks on display. To mark International Women’s Day (IWD), on Thursday 08 March, the Australian War Memorial’s (AWM), public program office ran a behind-the-scenes tour of Australian women’s art. In

Literature on International Womens’ Day

LITERATURE BY WOMEN FOR WOMEN TO BE CELEBRATED. Literature written by women comes in all shapes and sizes. Each piece of literature is a publishing miracle: from single stanzas written to comfort others to heavy-weighted tomes written to frighten or beguile readers. Each tells a story. Many women who attend school are taught English literature,

Zombies texting should take better care.

ZOMBIES TEXTING SHOULD BEWARE! Texting Zombies (pedestrians) and texting drivers need to take care because there are citizens not amused about their dangerous activities. The streets are not safe to walk and text at the same time. The roads are not safe to drive and text at the same time. As flagged in my weblog

A Quiet Passion for poetry.

A QUIET PASSION FOR AMERICAN POETRY The film ‘A Quiet Passion’ about the life of American poet Emily Dickinson is one film that readers of classical literature must see at least once in their life. The holiday film season offers so much for the adventurer and lover of horror films. So to watch a biographical

Driver distractions are a road hazard this holiday season.

DRIVER DISTRACTIONS ARE A ROAD HAZARD. A driver distracted, without paying attention to the road, is a traffic hazard to be avoided. Police in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT Policing) are reminding drivers to keep their attention on the road as police target forms of driver distractions. According to the Lyons September-October 2017 Neighbourhood Watch
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