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Balancing cattle property management with creativity


Working as an IT professional for decades was a great career. I loved it: worked hard, earned a good living and made some great friends. But I decided to walk away in 2008. It was about re-engineering my life for a healthier lifestyle. It wasn't a minor change, it was mega. I joined my husband Chris, managing a 10,000 acre cattle property in South East Queensland.

Oh my goodness.

I had no idea when I made that decision, just how difficult it would be to adjust to living remotely – 60km to the nearest shop! Nor did I appreciate the challenges I would face running a primary production enterprise. I was compelled to blog about my experiences.

Thus my website was born.

Years on, I'm still driven, but now my energy is channelled into learning more about life. I'm consumed by ideas in philosophy, religion, neuroscience, addiction, cultural theories, feminist theory ... and more. These themes weave their way into my writing.

Ultimately I want to write in a way that encourages my readers to think and talk. Words are so often the impetus for change ... whether its simply gaining new knowledge or bringing about a  shift in long-held perceptions.

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My major projects so far ...

Most Recent Blogs

Is it wrong to lie?

Most of us would say ‘Yes, it’s wrong to lie’. We all want to be thought of as honest people. It’s one of those universal values.But it doesn’t take long to think of a scenario where we typically contradict this core value and find an excuse to permit ourselves to lie.I wanted to explore this seeming paradox more deeply. The Book: Lying I’ve been following Sam [...]

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Feminism: Should I care?

Feminism is a fascinating concept. It means something different to each of us. My personal perception of feminism has evolved over the course of my life.Feminism in the 70'sMy first introduction to the idea was as an adolescent in the 1970’s. Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch shocked the world. At that time (my early teens) I wanted to challenge social norms, reject old tr [...]

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The Changing Family Ideal

Since we voted for marriage equality, I've been thinking about the impact this might have on the traditional family ideal. I decided to take this opportunity to think out loud. No matter which side of the marriage equality debate I sit, the legislation has changed. Our culture and our world has shifted. I wanted to consider what impact this had on my perception of the tradition [...]

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What shapes our sense of identity?

For a long time I've held the view that my sense of identity is three-pronged: who I think I am, who I think others think I am, and who I actually am. It's a complex topic but I recently questioned the aspect: 'who I think others think I am'. [...]

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