A WordPress writing prompt reminds me of the two uniforms I have worn in life…


Precipice: a long long way to fall

IF a precipice is a very steep cliff, then standing on the edge of one is not a good idea. I learned that back in the day when I was new to abseiling. Never stand peering over a cliff, the instructor said. Instead, lay on your belly and peer over. That's not what the man... Continue Reading →

Luck: part chance, part self-made

Sometimes, all it takes is a one-word prompt to get us writing. Today’s Daily Post writing prompt: LUCK. THE SHOWERS were visible as slanting sheets of dark grey moving across Storm Bay. None came ashore as we stood gazing seaward from the roadside lookout but we could see the land across the bay getting thoroughly... Continue Reading →


Ruminate: climb or not climb, camp or not camp

Sometimes, all it takes is a one-word prompt to get us writing. Today’s Daily Post writing prompt: RUMINATE. I HAD BEEN ruminating on the question ever since the peak came into view on rounding the western end of Cradle Mountain. Will I climb? Or pass it by? I mulled the question over as I followed... Continue Reading →


Quicken: a wilderness journey

Sometimes, you feel that you should quicken your pace, but there's something holding you back.



It's bright, it's gaudy and you find it here and there, even along the bush track. Yellow.



A road journey across Tasmania's Central Plateau reveals the devastation that is roadkill.



Two encounters with people living simply but fulfillingly raise questions about just what makes a successful life.



Sometimes, all it takes is a one word promot to get us writing. Today's Daily Post writing prompt: SHINE. THERE WAS A SHINE in the sky late that early summer day, a summer day only a couple weeks before the year closed. It was that in-between time that separates day and night. The time photographers... Continue Reading →


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