January 17, 2020

Rain’s sweet embrace

Listening to the gently pattering sounds of raindrops kissing the thousands of thirsting leaves in my dry garden, I feel an upwelling of relief and deep […]
January 9, 2020

Yesterday’s conflagration, tomorrows loneliness: a reflection on the 2019 Australian bushfires

Looking out from my Blue Mountains home west of Sydney, across the vast swathes of eucalypt forest and heath understorey, I feel the ancient landscape’s spacious, […]
June 23, 2019

Coping with the bad news about Climate Emergency

On the 28 May I attended a conference organised by the Uniting Church in North Parramatta around the psychological effects of the threat of the Climate […]
May 16, 2019

Reflecting upon an insight by Stephanie Dowrick from her 2009 book, In the company of Rilke.

“There is tremendous longing for the direct experience of God but not certainty. Here is a poet who talks to God while doubting God.” Rainer Maria […]
September 25, 2017

Reflecting upon connectedness and our world

When I reflect on my life and my world, as wonderful and troubled as it is, I wonder on what motivates people to act in a […]
September 7, 2017

Dealing with anger, anxiety and despair in a world gone crazy

Do you look at the evening news, do you read the FB posts or read the online newspapers or blogs and feel the physical sense of […]