Today marks the 12th anniversary of Stumbling Through the Past. I thought that there could be no better way of marking the occasion by writing about what I think will come to be seen as a significant moment in the process of reconciliation in Australia. The Uluru Statement of the Heart is a profound call from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from all over Australia … [Read more...] about The Uluru Statement from the Heart
Ta-dah! Welcome to my new-look blog! So much has happened since I last posted regularly such as the Black Summer bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. While all this was going on, like most people I also had a lot going on in my personal life. We moved twice in two years during the pandemic including moving from Sydney and landing in Melbourne just a couple of weeks before … [Read more...] about Stumbling Through the Past Relaunch!
What a year to have a centenary! The Baha’i Faith in Australia is celebrating the development of the Faith in the 100 years since it was first established here in 1920. Those of you who have been following my blog for a while will know that I am a Baha’i. I have been volunteering this year to help with the celebrations and reflections on this centenary. Like many other … [Read more...] about 100 Years of the Baha’i Faith in Australia – some personal reflections
In the upside-down world of the Covid-19 pandemic business have closed or are running with skeleton staff, queues of newly unemployed people have stretched around the block from Centrelink offices and people have stopped spending money. Well-functioning economies require a healthy population. The economy declines if a rampant disease is affecting society. In times like these … [Read more...] about Australian & NZ Publishers Release New Histories During Covid-19
I have been very quiet on this blog over the last year. It may look like this duck is gliding quietly through life, but underneath it all I have been paddling furiously. Over the last year I have been developing websites. This involves getting under the hood and doing some coding. You see, I am a hybrid creature. I am a writer, but I am also a bit of a geek. I learned … [Read more...] about Historian and Website Developer