This poem is the sequel to Thunder rumbles This poem will be raw, and it will flow as it does. I must release what’s inside, before it erupts. I usually write in rhyme, but now there is no reason. — In a flash, the dry forest was engulfed in flame, The fire spread fast, as it … More In a Flash
A woman cheered and off she went In lycra, she rode away, Not far into her ride The Heckler Had something to say. He felt it was quite alright To sound his disapproval, He seemed to think his thoughts Needed our perusal. And so it was that others shared How The Heckler stole their power … More The heckler
Do you know you only have until Nov 15th to opt out of My Health Record? ‘opt-out’ set ups are disrespectful and strategically ensure passive consent I attended an info session a couple of weeks ago, where the presenter was an IT specialist. His job was to ‘reassure’ attendees about My Health Record. What he … More The My Health Record: Are you in or are you out?
How Scientists in Britain are Deciding the Future of Humanity The article in the link above caught my attention today. It is a long, but important, read. Ethics, bio-medicine, evolution…humanity. Add man-made climate change into the mix. The rules have changed. We’ve got the whole world, in our hands The whole wide world. … More Evolution is in our hands
What follows has grown from a dream, or a short visual sequence as I awoke, that stuck with me. The vision: a woman swims in a luxury, private pool. She dives deep, enjoying the silence and time with her thoughts, the weightlessness, the agility. A man thinks she is drowning, he jumps in, tries to … More Protector, saviour or unconscious abuser?
The syncronising uteri of dedicated birth supporter and the birthing woman…. Is it possible? There are anecdotal reports that co-habiting women syncronise their menstrual cycles. Are there dominant uteri? Do some women, such as birthing women, have this effect? Does it only affect women not on hormonal birth control? In high school, our choir mistress … More Is menstrual blood dangerous?
There was a young woman name Eurydice, Who, by all accounts, was very nice. Funny and clever, Remembered forever, With the unassuming power of edelweiss. The Legacy of Eurydice is deeper than her death, and yet it is in her death that her voice is loudest. She is the 30th Australian woman to die by … More The Legacy of Eurydice
Lower your expectations Then lower them again Expect nothing Get nothing: Advice from a ‘friend’. I know it seems a little odd What you expect seems fair Let it go It won’t fly There’s no one to care. You see, care has no value So no one gives a shit You gave much … More Lower your expectations!
“I’ll always love you and make you happy If you will only say the same But if you leave me and love another You’ll regret it all some day” lyrics from ‘You are My Sunshine’ In Australia, it is estimated that one woman a week is killed by the man who once declared his … More You are My Sunshine – a threat if ever I heard one!
The spectrum of birth possibilities in the western world spans from unassisted birth to elective caesarean and even surrogacy. For some people, the choice is made for them, for reasons beyond their control. For others the choice is absolute. When the absolute choice is at one of the extremes, it can be very difficult to … More Medically Extreme Birthing: born of fear or fantasy?