This Doggone Life

© Julie Boyd Those people who claim that we should not attribute human emotions to animals must be cat people. Dog people know that their four-legged mates are often far more empathetic than many humans. I almost lost my canine companion, or ‘significant other’ as my daughter refers to him, this week. Jorge came into […]

Mates For Life

© Julie Boyd My mate Trev and I grew up together. Trev is white with a curly tail like a pig. He is low to the ground and very speedy.  I’ve got long gangly legs, and a long tail that waves all the time and I’ve got different colours.  I can’t beat him but I […]

My Dog and I Have Matching Tumours.

© Julie Boyd My dog and I have matching tumours. We first met ten years ago, just after one of my closest friends had died. She had been dealing with an unusual abdominal tumour which was growing daily, looked like a pregnancy, and was inoperable. At the time, I had several tumours in various female […]

WHO’S WATCHING OVER OUR KIDS?

© Julie Boyd How do we raise our kids to be healthy, contented, able to contribute to their communities and take their place in building healthy societies? My first year as a single Mum was pretty scary. My kids were babies, and I clearly remember thinking ‘what am I going to do when they become […]

PUBLISHING TODAY

Yesterday I attended two workshops, each purporting to show how to write and publish in these changing times. The two events could not have been more stark in their perspectives. One was run by a publishing company which, I remember, began publishing ebooks over a decade ago, when they were still highly unfashionable. Their presentation […]

The 21st century will see monumental change. Either the human race will use its knowledge and skills and change the way it interacts with the environment, or the environment will change the way it interacts with its inhabitants.

(C) Julie Boyd 2010                            A (very) Australian Story ———————————————————————— The 21st century will see monumental change. Either the human race will use its knowledge and skills and change the way it interacts with the environment, or the environment will change the way it interacts with its inhabitants. ———————————————————————— Look at this one Jules. Ain’t she […]