At No Place for Sheep we’ll lambaste anybody! We have no favourites!
My other blog is The Practice of Goodness, where I post stories, poems, songs, fragments etc.
No Place for Sheep is an eclectic blog that covers politics, society, satire, fiction and fun stuff. I sometimes 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 to rock to country to classical.
Leonard’s recent Australian concert was my highest point of 2013, and I have been described as an L.Cohen tragic. This does not disturb me, though some say it should.
I’ve written 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 live on the edge of a world heritage listed rainforest with isolated beaches, and love kayaking, swimming and bush walking. The above photos is taken in the back yard.
When I get cabin fever and can afford it, I head for other countries. 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)