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I have found myself recently in the unfamiliar and uncomfortable position of defending natural therapies. This is not a role I ever foresaw for myself. I understand the rigorous scientific process of developing and testing theories, assessing evidence and requiring proof. I studied science into...

I recently made my public slam poetry debut at the Men of Letters event in Brisbane in the salubrious surrounds of one of Australia's most iconic live music venues, the Zoo, in Fortitude Valley. Men of Letters is a spin off of the hugely successful...

The author (centre) with Ruth and Ian Gawler Recently a great Australian, a man who has helped thousands of others in their most vulnerable and challenging moments, a Member of the Order of Australia, quietly retired from a long and remarkable career of public service. I...

So I've got this speaking gig coming up at the Pursue Your Passion conference in Bryon Bay Saturday week, February 18. And I've been thinking a lot about what I want to say. One of my main qualifications for this gig is my 2011 round Australia...

  I had a great time giving a surf writing workshop during the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. We had a fantastic venue, the co-working space Hubud, just across the road from the Monkey Forest, with its intriguing bamboo construction, gracious staff and warm and friendly...

I just came across an extract from Tim Winton's new book, The Boy Behind the Curtain, a memoir that reveals plenty about the famously reclusive writer. This extract largely concerns Winton's 50-year long romance with wave riding and as I read I was chuffed to realise...

Just came across this little post on Joel Fitzgerald's website written by his evocatively named partner Crystal Dawn about the surf/music event (m)Ocean we ran at Burleigh as part of last year's Bleach Festival. It was nice to be reminded of  such a magical day...