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Initiatory journeys are not all sackcloth and ashes…

At midlife, change is a constant. And it’s not all pleasant. Trust me. Families change, domestic responsibilities diminish, bodies change, your mind goes out the window (at least temporarily), relationships fall apart … it’s all part of the Separation stage … Continue reading

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Wallabies remind me that humans are animals

Wallabies! What animals they are! We live on half an acre in a rural eco-village. The way the property is designed, we have “borrowed views” of lots of neighbouring land. And wallabies roam among the 45 properties at Jarlanbah. At … Continue reading

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A starlit circle: entrancing or terrifying?

When you live in a forest, however small, degraded, weed-infested, scrappy and fragile it might be, the landscape is everything. The weather, the geography, this night sky — those are your realities. The stock market, politics, your friends, the university … Continue reading

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Creeksong

30 April 1992 I’ve been here for five months and I haven’t learned much. Just a few things. Like: if the fire has been the process of my transformation, the creek has been the substance of it. Does that make … Continue reading

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The Comfort of Storms

Living alone in the bush is an ‘elastic’ sort of experience. You can run but you cannot hide — from yourself, that is. My upstairs bed, well protected from the ferocious mosquitoes by a sturdy Maningrida net, was a place … Continue reading

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A tiny possum by my bed

A Tiny Possum by My Bed: an extract from Into the Green Heart Living alone in an isolated spot brings many unexpected joys. One night, I awoke to an unfamiliar sound. Tucked tightly inside my mosquito net, I imagined myself … Continue reading

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Why is contact with Nature important?

My forthcoming book, Into the Green Heart, tells my story of communion and communication with Nature. Is that an important topic today? Haven’t people always communed with Nature? The answer is yes and yes. People have always communed with Nature … Continue reading

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Move over, Annie Dillard, Margaret Wilson has arrived!

Margaret Wilson My lovely friend, Margaret Wilson, has written a stunning new book. Move over Annie Dillard, Sharon Butala and Gretel Ehrlich! Margaret Wilson has arrived. Make way for the delicate sensibilities of Australian Margaret Wilson’s Touching Nature’s Heart! This is … Continue reading

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First blog post: The Green Heart

Into the Green Heart Greetings! I’m that person learning how to push a wheelbarrow. Or at least I was that person. I’m an older person now. One part of my long journey into the Green Heart is coming to an … Continue reading

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