Rage Against The Parasites

“Ouch” she slapped her arm, missed. Those little creatures crawled under her skin, She itched as their vicious teeth bit into her veins. Those imposters same, Sweet sounds, kind words, all echo from their mouths They call. They call and you obey. Singing sirens from the devils gate. Now you do what they told you. An itch, a red little lump. “Get out” she screamed, … Continue reading Rage Against The Parasites

Moral Traveller Podcast: Workplace Bullying

Sara talks with Professor Michelle Tuckey on the subject of workplace bullying For more information, please visit her bio available at the University of South Australia and the Analysis and Policy Observatory. If you are experiencing bullying or harassment, or know someone who is, please see support services information here and reach out for some support. You can also contact the Human Rights Commission for … Continue reading Moral Traveller Podcast: Workplace Bullying

Sexual Exploitation and Tourism

Peak hour traffic. An endless array of coloured helmets litter the streets, smoke coughing out of the exhaust of an old bus filled with tired faces, a frowning man with his forehead pasted against the dirty window stares out aimlessly at the hundreds of scooters honking their way through the busy street. Two young girls play on the footpath mimicking the others’ moves completely oblivious … Continue reading Sexual Exploitation and Tourism

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Can Anybody Hear Me?

“Can anybody hear me?” I turn and peer into the darkness, My mind a little weary. The altitude kaleidoscope the chorus Of a formless song. Sing, “I’m here. I’m here.” The volcanic light beneath my feet, Erupting smoke pirouettes over me. A gentle hand, a stroke across the cheek. “Mother? Is that you?” Succumbed to ennui. I choke, the fumes sting as I sing, “I’m … Continue reading Can Anybody Hear Me?

5 Minutes of Quasars

The binary system V404-Cygni 8,000 light years from earth is a microquasar that contains a black hole more than nine times the mass of our own sun. The best evidence of the existence of black holes comes from binary systems where visible stars orbit an unknown mass, and a recent find has shown V404-Cygni rapidly rotating and pulling gas from the nearby star and ejecting … Continue reading 5 Minutes of Quasars