River On Fire (Haiku)

Brown river echoes the war birds’ distant thunder, shadows on water. _____ On Saturday afternoon my daughter and I traveled to Brisbane to see Riverfire – the major concluding event of the city’s annual festival. On the way to an early evening fireworks display I reflected on how the WWI Centenary celebrations have flavoured many […]

CHALKING UP A ‘SELFIE’ IN AUSTRALIA

Monday morning is here and I’m off to my small business course. What a weekend though! I received a call late Friday afternoon offering me a casual, one-day job on Satuday replacing a late cancellation as a polling official for a local booth in the Australian Federal election. With a 7:30am starting time, and a […]

R.GODFREY RIVERS CONCEIVES ‘UNDER THE JACARANDA’ 1903.

Teaching the Technical College students indoors is a challenge when the sun blazes down outside.  Since becoming natives of Brisbane, we continue to enjoy the outdoors.  Selina and I regularly visit the Botanic Gardens adjacent to my workplace.  We enjoy taking tea in the shade on a carpet of purple flowers, the lilac colour most […]