At No Place for Sheep we’ll lambaste anybody! We have no favourites!
No Place for Sheep is an eclectic blog that covers politics, society, satire, fiction and fun stuff. I share it with friends who are informed on a great variety of topics, so there’s an interesting collection of views and writing.
I’ve had two careers, as an academic and scholar, and as a psychotherapist. I have a PhD, and now work at a little of both my careers.
I’ve published short stories in several anthologies, academic papers and book chapters, frequently on the topic of human rights, a central interest of mine. My interests and writing are wide ranging, including cultural analysis such as the paper on Tony Soprano that appears on this blog.
I read crime fiction for fun, literary fiction, and critical theory when I need to work my brain hard. I’m hardly ever without music, from Leonard Cohen and Pink to classical, and much of everything in between, depending on my mood at the time.
Leonard’s recent Australian concert was my highest point of 2010, and I have been described as an L.Cohen tragic. This does not disturb me, though some say it should.
I write for On Line Opinion, Suite 101 and ABC’s Drum Unleashed. In my spare time I write fiction, some of which you’ll find on the blog, and some of which is published in anthologies. I’m currently working on a non fiction account of broken hearts, a novel, and a collection of essays.
I live on the edge of a world heritage listed rainforest with isolated beaches, and enjoy kayaking, swimming and bush walking. The above photo was taken in the mountains surrounding Las Vegas, Nevada last winter, and situates me where I’m most content – in the natural world.
When I get cabin fever and can afford it, I head for other countries, often the USA where some expatriate loved ones live. If I could, I’d travel most of the time. A nomadic life has always been my dream.
- Take This Waltz: Leonard Cohen’s Tour Comes to an End (themillions.com)