Get a GRIP — Cathryn Wellner

They have murdered. They have taken revenge. They know anger. They know violence. They know retribution. What they do not know, when they join the circle, is how beautiful they are, how vulnerable, how full of possibility. They are changing. In the circle, they learn to trust. They learn to be honest. They learn to… via … Continue reading Get a GRIP — Cathryn Wellner

Australian Bushfire — Stargazing Futures

https://www.youtube.com/embed/RqeeYE-73rs?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent This is a personal account of Dinesh Moylan, an Australian singer-songwriter and performing artist, who writes soulfully about his survival of the New Year’s Day Bushfires in New South Wales. “I have been adapting to climate change for a long time. I have been too busy surviving, starting to clean up the chaos and … Continue reading Australian Bushfire — Stargazing Futures

Something Beautiful — Ivor.Plumber/Poet

https://www.youtube.com/embed/4UunU2UniJc?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent This weekend’s Word/Photo Challenge from ‘Weekly Prompts’ is: ‘The Bridge’ …. My bridge is the picturesque Cunningham Pier, on the harbour, in Geelong. Please go and visit the ‘Weekly Prompts’ site by clicking >> here At ‘The Pier Geelong’, homegrown singing sensation Taylor Henderson, headlined Sunday’s concert “GEELONG FIRES-UP”. The event’s a local collaborative … Continue reading Something Beautiful — Ivor.Plumber/Poet

Vigilance, Part 4 – Sexual Abuse — ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse

These days, children can become victims of sexual exploitation in a variety of ways. If the sexual predator is a parent, the incest is likely to be a closely held secret. Whoever the predator, sexual abuse has long-term, devastating consequences. The warning signs of sexual abuse include the following [1]: A young child who suddenly […] … Continue reading Vigilance, Part 4 – Sexual Abuse — ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse

Wordless Wednesday – what are we doing to our planet? | Jan 22/20 — Robby Robin’s Journey

Image credit: ARCADIO ESQUIVEL / Cagle Cartoons via Wordless Wednesday – what are we doing to our planet? | Jan 22/20 — Robby Robin's Journey Precisely what are we doing to our planet. Force it into a bottle throw it out to the Universes and hope, yes hope someone else can fix it because it is … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday – what are we doing to our planet? | Jan 22/20 — Robby Robin’s Journey

Climbing Trees — Rum and Robots – Never Lose Sight of Hope, Faith and Perseverance

Sweat oozed from my pores as I ran toward the barnSand spurs stung the bottoms of my fleeing feetAs I sprinted wildly toward Margie’s southern farmI prayed my drunk daddy would do me no harm In the woods, I had played with dollies and climbed treesThe big three, one with a treehouse I had visited […] … Continue reading Climbing Trees — Rum and Robots – Never Lose Sight of Hope, Faith and Perseverance

Vigilance, Part 3 – Physical Abuse — ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse

Physical abuse is the form of child abuse most frequently reported by the media and most familiar to the public. It is, also, the form most frequently fatal. Children can and do sustain bumps and bruises, in the course of ordinary play. Physical abuse, however, is deliberate harm by a parent or caregiver. An abuser […] … Continue reading Vigilance, Part 3 – Physical Abuse — ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse