My changing perspective on Australia Day

It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.     ~ Nicholas Sparks It’s Australia Day,  a national celebration of the 1788 […]

The Stain In My Heart On Australia Day

“I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror – The wide brown land for me!” ~ Dorothea Mackellar   This has been a hard post to write. Harder than I […]

Australia Day, 2015

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt “Our true nationality is mankind.” […]

What Australia Day means to me

“I am compelled into this country.”  ~ Patrick White, Voss “If you would know this country, you must know its stories.”  ~ Billy Marshall Stoneking Australia Day for me has always been a celebration of what makes me feel Australian. It’s a combination of landscape, energy, history and connection with those souls who have walked this land before […]

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