Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

The Good Life

What makes a life worth living? I’m half way through Hugh Mackay’s thought-provoking book, The Good Life, and he keeps coming back to the notion of happiness. Controversially, Mackay thinks … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · 8 Comments

Many Hands

‘Jeez those blowies were thick.’ ‘Did you make it to the funeral?’ ‘Just tell ‘em you’ve got no clothes on, it works every time.’ ‘Is Michael still at the coppers? … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · 11 Comments

Picture of Happiness

It rained in Broken Hill yesterday, an English rain of low cloud, persistent drizzle and occasional heavy downpours. Wet leaves floated past, collecting in soggy piles and clogging the drains. … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 12 Comments

I'm a writer based in Australia with a passion for gardening, remote places and people with a story to tell.