I grew up as asphalt became an innovation , people were in the thrall of this new slick black surface.Cities embraced it .. I recall seeing  trees manacled in islands of it. I grew up in NZ conscious of the number of native trees chopped down to enable pine forests.I spent years in Central Australia [...]

water to wine

we drive past them every day a quick glance we see vineyards set in neat rows of precision between timber posts, outstretched arms are tied around wire stringers knarled crucified vine branches will remain this way until spring then summer brings forth sweet bunches of crimson grapes from the warmth of the sun richness of [...]


Sometimes when you’re feeling low And you feel you truly have nowhere to go The feeling of sadness just runs so deep All you want is to go to sleep And dream of times when happiness was alive It felt so good it made you want to survive And now Im here and I feel [...]


I remember the time when I was four years old and Mr. Stafford had just painted our shutters propped on sawhorses in the yard. I remember my mother saying, “Elizabeth, don’t go near those!” I remember wondering what would happen if I did. I needed to find out. I needed to go outside on that [...]