Writes. Reads. Thinks.
I am an experienced marketing and communications professional. But mostly what drives me is that I love ideas, interesting people, and to write.
I began as a print journalist (winning a ‘Young Journalist of the Year’ Award for reporting on youth issues in the western suburbs of Melbourne – but that was back in the 80’s). Over time, I developed a lot of experience in applying communications and managing media relations in the legal, social justice and not for profit sectors.
I’ve also worked in market research, health promotion, local government, and on state and federal government campaigns; with membership associations and peak bodies.
My current career ambition is to have a tweet published on the ABC TV’s QandA program.
Why this blog?
Is it too unsophisticated to say I just want to write my own way about stuff I like?
People are interesting. This blog is about the really interesting people I come across in my work, my town and my world. Many of us are not as we seem.
This goes especially for the ones we think we know because they are public figures, or the ones we overlook, because they are part of the crowd that makes the mass of us.
The clues to our extra-ordinariness are in the detail of our ordinary selves. Sometimes it takes a fresh perspective to see someone differently.