Category Archive: Australia

One Art: Losing Myself

It’s been more than a decade since I’ve seen Sister Ollie, one of my Nana’s dear friends. More than a decade. I’m old. And suddenly, for the first time, I feel old. A decade since I’ve seen… Continue reading

Kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils, and Baby Wombats — Oh, My!

In the small town of Bicheno is a 150-acre fenced and gated plot of land that’s called East Coast Nature World. Turning into the asphalt parking lot at the edge of Nature World, we felt… Continue reading

i carry your heart in my heart

  (photos by David Collopy)   I met my love — quite unexpectedly — when I was given the last empty bed in a fully-booked hostel. “We didn’t get a bit of sleep all night,” Liam and… Continue reading

Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland

  In the Midwest, Ohio or Michigan, you can get in your car and drive for miles without seeing anything of note, just farmhouses and fields of corn or wheat or soy or… Continue reading

Peronal Style: Tango in the Park

    One winter, many years ago, I danced Argentine tango on the well-worn wooden floor of Ann Arbor’s old grange. “You are an . . . experienced . . . dancer?” leads would… Continue reading

Personal Style: Feeding the Chooks

  J’ever have one of those mornings where you get up, put on your ruffliest dress, and then go out to feed the chickens? Me too! While my husband, Sweet Baby, and I were… Continue reading