‘Distress has seized me’


I stand in solidarity with my Muslim brothers and sisters, and reflect on how I can hold hope and courage to enact these heartfelt words at this time…

‘the best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better’


My love and blessings to all…

A new day dawns


As the day begins with a quiet hope of new beginnings, I hold you all in my heart. I am blessed to be surrounded by incredible souls… each of us finding our way in an often disorienting world… and I am grateful for the love and hope that continues to rise.

To each of you, thank you for showing up in life each day with such joy and courage. In spite of the personal struggles you endure, you continue to be there in all sorts of ways for me and those I hold dear, and for people near and far across our incredible global home.

In this season that celebrates love, I send you my deepest love and appreciation for you and all you bring to our collective world. Blessings to you and yours

Mike Rose’s Blog: The Benefits of Going to College: The Case of Joanie


A wonderful commentary from Mike Rose on the benefits of returning to study as an adult. Community Colleges are the American equivalent of our TAFE colleges, and can provide a rich, nurturing environment for those who step out tentatively on the road to personal and professional development. Joanie’s experience is my experience…