There is no doubt that the role models we choose significantly impact our lives. At their best, they can inspire us to grow, to learn and to be better human beings. They can show us that something is possible. At worst, they can compel us to take self-defeating actions, to empty our wallets, numb our brains and cling hopelessly to unhealthy habits and ideas.
Munyunga Waraga Dhugan Trail, Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, is a flat, easy 1.5 – 2.5 hour walk or 3.5 – 4.5 hour easy/medium walk (both routes are explained, below) with stunning cliff top views and access to the ruins of Cape St George Lightstation, built in 1860 and abandoned.
I appeared on my first Q&A this month, hosted by Tony Jones. Topics included cyberbullying, education reform, super trawlers, asylum seekers and people smuggling. I spoke for the first time about my refugee family history and my Opa’s escape from a Nazi work camp. Guests on the panel were Tony Burke, the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, [...]
Pandora English returns in her third novel, The Skeleton Key, publishing December 1, 2012. In The Spider Goddess she faced her most formidable foe yet, but things are certainly not about to get easier for Pandora or for Spektor, the mysterious Manhattan suburb that does not appear on maps. Here’s the first look at the cover and synopsis: [...]
The ‘Mystery Tour of Porters Pass’ in the Blue Mountains is highly recommended for hikers interested in an excellent, medium level 2-4 hour circuit with sweeping views, waterfalls – and a touch of history, with the beautiful stone steps of Porters Pass, dating back to 1888.
Those of you who are familiar with my blog will know that I have some interest in women’s rights and representation in parliament, the media, literature and film.