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Journal

Violation...

A friend of mine, and a co-writer on many projects, has written a short piece on a violation that took place… It is a great read… You can find it in her Bubble
Go and check it out and enjoy…

Marge the Movie...

Hi everyone…
I’ve just been informed that the movie of Marge, from the screenplay written by myself and Julia Ashton-Sayers is up on the web for viewing…
It is a short film designed to fit the Tropfest format shot in our nation’s capital, Canberra…
It can be seen here
Be patient… It may take a little while to load…
Thanks… Hope you enjoy it…

Violation of Youth...

I wrote this a while ago about a number of kids I’ve had the pleasure of knowing through my involvement in basketball and life… I have two daughters and coach a lot of their teams… I’ve had friends who’ve fostered kids for many reasons… I’ve seen the sytem let these kids down so often… So I merged those experiences and came up with this…
Some of it’s very very true… Disturbingly true!!!
Keeping that in mind you may need a Kleenex!!!

VIOLATION OF YOUTH

He snuck into her room
Late one night
When all was quiet
He put his hand across her lips
And threatened her existence
If she offered any resistance

In the morning back at school
She could not understand
No-one was there to hold her hand
She just had to make it through
Not a word to any…

Technology sucks...

They say the home PC is one of the most unreliable household appliances around… Right at this moment I tend to agree… I’ve had nothing but trouble with my laptop lately… It’s my workstation… It’s an extension of my camera… It’s where I write… It’s my mind’s hard drive!!!

I must say technology has it’s advantages… It’s never been easier to churn out photographic images than it now is… How easy is it to write and edit word after word??? And it’s so easy to share these precious items with the whole wide world…

But when something goes wrong and threatens your memories, whether images or thoughts then technology suddenly takes on a darker appearance…

“Back your files up”…

An Amazing Journey

The following is a short piece I wrote relating to a life changing experience I had some years ago. It was written to post on another web site but has returned to my mind lately so I dug it out and reworked it a touch. Hope you enjoy it.
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As I self indulged over my newly acquired HD motorcycle the phone snapped me back to reality.

“How are you?”

“Fine Dad.” I replied.

“Would you be interested in taking a young boy for a ride on your Harley?”

I laughed, not because I thought the idea was ludicrous but simply because I had suggested it to him only days earlier.

“A ride on a Harley?” He’d commented at the time. “And who would want that?”

“You’d be surprised!” I’d answered.

So here he was three days late…