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  • Joker — a review

    Amidst a sea of conflicting opinions, let me be the one to review the film, "Joker" for iPinion Syndicate.  I’ve seen it twice within days of each other and it sits deep in my psyche. As a writer, I strive for no unnecessary scenes, no conversation which doesn’t move the story forward. Even in articles, I rely on my editor to pare down the extraneous but I am afforded pages for exposition.  Film is different.  Time is tight in the film world and isn’t afforded the luxury I have to create a believable story.
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  • Navigating the landscape of our dreams

    That which the dream shows is the shadow of such wisdom as exists in man, even if during his waking state he may know nothing about it…. We do not know it because we are fooling away our time with outward and perishing things, and...
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  • Counting down to World Humanitarian Day

    As I write this, I’m watching a countdown on the worldhumanitarianday.org website ready to reveal 24 stories of extraordinary women on Monday, 19th August. World Humanitarian Day 2019 is set to celebrate Women Humanitarians and their undying contribution in making the world a better place....
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  • ZEN and the art of the second sock

    I know of a woman who knits only one sock. I’m no longer an absolute beginner, but the more I know, the more I know I don’t know. That’s life and no matter how old I am, there’s always someone who has more to offer...
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  • Domestic violence against men — where is the help?

    Does domestic violence affect only the two people in an intimate relationship who live together? Should it be extended to partners who don’t live together and to all victims of domestic violence including children and family members?  Is physical violence the only type of domestic...
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  • Is Queer Art a category or is the queer artist simply an artist?

    In the book Queer British Art — Alex Farquharson, Director — Tate Britain said,  “In the past few decades LGBTQIA artists have made a prominent contribution to the development of contemporary art, as major collections of contemporary art attest.” Is it important that Queer Art...
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  • Tjapukai — cultural reclamation in Australia

    An ‘unforgettable Indigenous experience’ is what the website says when you are ready to book your aboriginal trip at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Park. No, it’s not a theme park of first nations people, it’s a cultural centre where you can learn about Australian Indigenous culture. ...
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  • May we stand together — Insha’Allah

    I’m recently returned from the Cairns Mosque, Queensland, Australia where I attended an open day.  Not only was there food on offer (always lovely for nibbles) but more importantly there was a show of faith, faith in the community. For a congregation of approximately 100...
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  • The not so Great Barrier Reef

    Every day I walk to the end of my street, turn a corner and there it is, the Coral Sea, with crocodiles in the mangroves by the beaches and sharks, dugongs and dolphins a little further out. It is one of the seven wonders of...
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