Author: Diann@OlderDykes

A Summary On Saturday the 13 June I participated in my first Zoom experience. I can see how it’s taking off, and how it could be a useful means of discussion and decision making for a group such as ours. As a participant, (not a facilitator or...

On Sat 16 May 2020, Ten Forty Matrix Dinner and Discussion became a book discussion per Zoom to give us all a break from Covid 19 Cabin Fever.  A dozen of us zoomed to discuss what we were reading, listening to and watching.   And we...

20 TIPS TO GET YOU STARTED What is already available See if any of your friends have a space in their group. Check to see if your local library runs any groups See if the local library has a notice board where groups can list and...

Moshi Moshi:    Banana Yoshimoto.   Japanese family story.  Moshi Moshi is Japanese for the vague noises we make on the phone:  yeah yeah, mmm,mmm. Try it on cold call phone calls! The Museum of Modern Love:    Heather Rose. Slightly mad story about an unusual artist. Red Notice:   Bill...

Story by Jan Aitken A week with Madame Pushka went totally against all my saner instincts.  A whole week in my apartment with a querulous, demanding, fussy eater with a very uncertain temper was tantamount to a prison sentence, except that I would be out at...

Article by Pearlie McNeill Alas, alas, the sorry tale of the ill-fated spy. Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller film, Notorious, starring Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant, was released in 1946. It is a tale of love, spying and murder. The film has been re-released this year. (I am told...

by Niviaq Korneliussen, Virago Press 2019 Translated from Danish by Anna Halager. Review by Sylvia Kinder November 2019 The author, Niviaq Korneliussen is a proud Greenlander, 26 years old, a lesbian, and now a published writer with her first novel. Crimson, originally published in 2014, in her native...

By Kaye Paton Apparently my resilience is hanging in, waiting for an opportunity, and then moving forward towards new vistas with hope in my heart. My parents, second generation ‘Anglo-Aussies’ with small country town Protestant childhoods, juggled their own parent and sibling conflicts, and their tensions with...