Assistance is underrated

“You never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.” Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee’s famous quote is often referred to. However, the statement is rather misleading. The truth is, you never really know a person. And in a metaphorical sense, no two people’s shoes…

Changed by travel

Last year I was lucky enough to travel to the breathtaking home of the tallest mountain on earth. When I left, my parents gave me a quote that I gratefully took on board, thinking I knew exactly what it meant. ‘Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer’. Feeling very clever, I thought…

Rolling Green Hills

A dramatic monologue. To be performed with “Mary” as a photograph.   (before she starts speaking, puts a kettle on to boil) I remember Mary, when I was young, the rolling green hills I would walk past on my way to school. Do you remember them? I can still see them, there. It’s not a…

Do i or don’t i?

EVOLUTION OF THE iPHONE With the release of the iPhone seven recently, I thought it was appropriate to take a trip back in time to the beginning of this multibillion dollar fad. iPhone: (June 29, 2007). A legacy was born. The (drum roll please) first ever iPhone! Little did Apple know this device, which was…

The mind

THE MIND My mind is a sea of thoughts, swirling, tumbling. This ocean of memories, experiences, will drown me unless I learn to swim. I must reach deep into the depths of my mind and try to sort, To sort these thoughts that are plastic bags sinking into the water.   My mind is a…

Children aren’t data.

NAPLAN. It’s that time of year again – for me, this is the last year I will ever have to think about that word. Kids have already started talking about it, teachers have already starting preparing us for it, some students are already stressing about it. All this fuss made me think – At the…

Happiness – that sacred emotion

Our brains automatically tend to put brighter colours like yellow, orange and pink with positive emotions, and darker colours like blue, black red and purple with negative emotions. It’s a bit like two scales, which line up in our brains, the emotion scale and the colour scale. Okay, remember that for later on. Happiness. Defined…