On writing, Other Stuff

BOOK REVIEW: UMBILICUS: PAULA GRUBEN: A brave tale of discovery and identity

. The term ‘umbilicus’, otherwise known as the belly button is the point of attachment for the umbilical cord to the embryo. Everyone has one. Everyone was once tied to a woman who gave them life- their birth mother. But not everyone has the privilege of knowing who that is. And that must be agonizing.… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: UMBILICUS: PAULA GRUBEN: A brave tale of discovery and identity

From Courtrooms To Cupcakes, On Books

Book Review: By Winner of Parenting Blog: Rattle and Mum

From Courtrooms to Cupcakes – a book about a mom of four who gives up her career for children http://wp.me/p27OVX-56J From Courtrooms to Cupcakes - a book about a mom of four who gives up her career for children -... I know we're not supposed to judge books by their cover, but I did with… Continue reading Book Review: By Winner of Parenting Blog: Rattle and Mum

On Books, On Children and Parenting, On Law

Book Review: Love in the Time of Contempt: Joanne Fedler

About three months ago, I had the privilege of being included as one of 200 "early adopters" for Joanne Fedler's new book about to be launched in Sydney next month, entitled Love in the Time of Contempt , Consolations for parents of Teenagers. The idea was to assist the book in getting into the hands of a million stressed… Continue reading Book Review: Love in the Time of Contempt: Joanne Fedler

On Books, On Law, On writing, Other Stuff

Striking a chord: Fiona Snyckers’ article on Judge Dennis Davis’ Oscar Book Review

I made a tiny tweet about Dennis Davis' review of one of the many Oscar books falling off book  shop shelves lately. For those that didn't see it, it simply said that I agreed whole-heartedly with it. Fiona Snycker's article on Thought Leader has prompted this bulkier blog as I feel it raises so many important issues:… Continue reading Striking a chord: Fiona Snyckers’ article on Judge Dennis Davis’ Oscar Book Review