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Thoughts on fear: McFlurries and the Bolivian Rain Forest

I’ve just returned from Nicaragua, but my mind is on a memory I have when I was only 22. After I graduated college I worked for a summer at Upward Bound, a program that works to give kids in high school better opportunities to attend college. That July the entire group took a field trip to Washington, DC for a (…)

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destroy myself reading the song lyrics
cry until I can’t breathe over the TV movie
fired up by a full moon
don’t sleep for weeks over the 80s horror movie
tipsy on the wine’s potential
excited by the prospect of what tonight can bring
giddy at the gelato shop
goosebumps when a stranger stands too close

terror and thrill
strumming guitars and pretty girls
chocolate mousse and crying babies
waterfalls and (…)

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“Post Feminism” is Bullshit

Misinformed people across cyber space gleefully criticize “feminazis,” particularly after the Women’s March on Washington. I’ve read more than a few  posts from my fellow woman attacking the marchers. Often the sentiment is: women already have the same rights as men; get over it. Some have gone as far as to dub themselves “post feminists.” Post-feminists argue that women can (…)

105 Articles for Lost At E Minor.

105 stories for Lost At E Minor

Well, it’s time to be true to me in 2017. While I’ve had a fun time freelancing for popular Australian blog Lost At E Minor, I’ve decided to change direction slightly this year.  Stay tuned for a different style of stories, and check out some of the stories I wrote below. (Click on them to read them full-sized.) Be forewarned, (…)

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She Rex

 

The earth’s a gonna tremor
The ocean’s gonna moan
There’s been witness of a She-Rex
They seen her schlompin’ down the road

She’s squashin’ all them four-wheel-drives
With her big ol’ ancient feet
She’s inducin’ old men’s heart attacks
Up and down the street

My baby brother saw her
He curled up and died
My daddy heard her footsteps and
Went runnin’ for his life

The She Rex has a tail
that has (…)

Reclaiming the word “creative”

A rant by Alex Morris

Lately articles, websites and people everywhere equate the fields of technology, marketing and digital media as creative [1] industries, and while I don’t disagree that this adjectives is applicable, I’m sick of hearing and reading the term “creative” as something that belongs in the realm of advertising and tech.

Human beings are all born with creativity. It is not (…)

Blogging for Staples

Recently I’ve had an opportunity to ghostwrite some blog posts for international office supplier Staples. It was a fun and interesting challenge to take on more B2B work which was often more product-focused. To read examples of these pieces, click on the links below.

http://www.staplesadvantage.com.au/blog/rags-or-wipers-which-are-best-for-your-business/

http://www.staplesadvantage.com.au/blog/things-productive-people-need/

http://www.staplesadvantage.com.au/blog/powerline-adaptors/

http://www.staplesadvantage.com.au/blog/11-must-have-staples-products-to-support-your-workplace/

http://www.staplesadvantage.com.au/blog/thinking-outside-the-box-how-do-you-recycle-your-cardboard/

 

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Words about a family holiday in Colombia

Nearly eight AM on a Thursday in Los Angeles, it’s approaching three or four in the morning Friday in Newcastle, Australia.  My Aussie friend Cezary and I are taking buses and going on adventures around town today, and I feel I should be recounting this journey later, after I finish, after I’m back, settled in, reflecting….

But deadlines and expectations loom (…)

MUSIC REVIEW: Elsewhere

I wrote a music review for the Newcastle Herald on the Elsewhere Festival at the Maitland Gaol. Click this link to read the story AND see the pictures, or just scroll below.

THIS festival meant a few firsts for me. I’d never been to Maitland Gaol, and after three years in Newcastle, I’d yet to try Doughheads or Newy Burger Co.

Walking (…)