Monthly Archives:

May 2011

  • Feminism Fodder

    Real Beauty

    Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder And yet, we are bombarded with what exactly is beautiful in not-so-subtle ways by magazines, television, movies, and other forms of the media.…

  • Poetry

    Scarred

    The shiny blade its sharpened edge against her skin cool, like death As she cuts and slices through feeling the blood oozing out renewed A sigh escapes through her lips pleasure…

  • Book Reviews

    Book Review: The Local News

    Author Miriam Gershow’s first book features 15 year old Lydia Pasternak: intellectually gifted, bookish, skinny, a social outcast and a nerd. Following the mysterious disappearance of her popular older brother Danny,…

  • Humour

    Difficult questions answered

    Given the upcoming trip to India there are several things I am not looking forward to. Most notably, conversations with well-wishers and family friends. [And all you Indians out there thought…

  • Poetry

    First Crush

    A covert look A small smile An accidental touch Sending shivers Down her spine Sneaking glances Trying to catch His wandering eye Dropping her books As he passed by Rambling speech…

  • Soapbox Issues

    Kids in distress

    On Friday morning, one of the major routes in Sydney, the Harbour bridge came to a standstill. Thanks to one man. Basically, this guy Mick scaled the Harbour Bridge and had…

  • All about the mind

    Inside rule versus Outside rule

    Last week I attended a seminar as part of my continued professional development on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with adolescents. Anyway, one of the things that was talked about was what…

  • Book Reviews

    Book Review: Inheritance

    Andy Larkham is a young man in his late twenties stuck in a job as an editorial assistant for self-help books, perpetually short of cash, struggling to pay bills and who…