Wednesday 22 April 2015

Monday 2 February 2015

Jane Goodall and Books

If you read my post about the books that changed me, you'll know Jane Goodall's In the Shadow of Man is one of those editions. My personally signed copy of this book is one of my greatest treasures. Until very recently, I was sure that could not be topped.

But then...

I am in the final stages of completing a book with zoo keeper, Lou Grossfeldt, called Our Primate Family. Lou is one of Australia's most respected experts on primate husbandry and her work takes her around the world helping the world's endangered primates. So respected is Lou's work, that the one and only Jane Goodall has written the Foreword for Our Primate Family. She read our manuscript - gave us her support. Her words are as beautiful and eloquent and generous as the woman herself. The honour of sharing pages with such an icon overwhelms.

Our Primate Family will be released in the 2nd quarter of 2015. More to follow...

Sunday 1 February 2015

First Love

Why dream of others – times or places or people – when there is so much love in the here and now. Sit. Be still. Let cloud drifts send shade collages across a eucalypt canopy, while angophoras bloom with chalky flocks of cockatoos. Breathe a joyful breeze of cut lawn and coffee and roasting vegetables. Let the dollarbirds cackle and roll across the spun-sugar sky and the wattlebirds yelp inside callistemon thickets while mother whipbird flips and hops through a mulch mountain at the feet of one filled with irrational discontent.