For those who know and love Narnia, a wardrobe will never ever be just a wardrobe. A lion will never just be a lion. Ever. What about that midnight stroll with Tolkien? Author C.S Lewis has held my attention and imagination captive for many years. For those who know and love Narnia, a wardrobe will never ever be just a wardrobe. A lion will never just be a lion. Ever.
A game changer in an entertainment industry that is battling through a pandemic. A new foundation in Geelong called the Geelong Waterfront Film Foundation is paving the way for encouraging filmmakers to produce in town. As safe COVID-19 practices draw more Hollywood actors to Australian shores, the Geelong region is just one of many booming cities with film industry potential.
The flow, ebb and tide that is Danielle Caruana- or Mama Kin as she affectionately and professionally known is timely as we celebrate women in leadership.
We ponder with Netherlands native and Geelong's newest addition to the style scene- Maartje Hartveldt. We ponder with Netherlands native and Geelong's newest addition to the style scene- Maartje Hartveldt.
A small town often holds within it a treasure. Humble treasure in the form of a person. Golden humans who go beyond care and into a level of compassion and dedication that fills hearts. A small town often holds within it a treasure. Humble treasure in the form of a person. Golden humans who go beyond care and into a level of compassion and dedication that fills hearts. In a world that can often feel self-serving and lonely, this kind of treasure is vital. Why? Because when acts of kindness and kinship enter a person's life for no other reason than the recognition that they need a little help- it changes lives. In Kyabram Victoria, Liz Dillon is this treasure.
If you love an ambient pub or fireplace chats with warm cookies and great company- there's an excellent reason! It's a Hygge vibe.
Women in Leadership- Pondering with Mayor Asher. Mayor, Committee Chair, Advocate, Mother, Businesswoman, Consultant and Author, amongst other delightful discoveries- this reads like an à la carte menu of achievement. However, amongst the glaring lights of success, it is the sunny, fresh-faced honesty and integrity that has you standing in the shine that is Stephanie Asher.
Romance to survive Covid, thanks to a novel Valentine’s Day gift from an Adelaide Fringe artist and Love Letter Enthusiast.
Going grey naturally seems to be trending globally. We ponder if going grey really is empowering. Whilst "going grey" is a natural progression, humankind has fought it defiantly. The weaponry? Hair dye, henna concoctions, boot polish (we're not joking), hairpieces, and wigs to name a few.
For as long as we have gazed upon the stars, we have asked questions about our existence and searched for meaning. This is part three of the four-part series where we dig deep on the philosopher Berkely and his quest to explain the soul. George Berkeley was a priest of the Church of Ireland and one of the three most famous British Empiricists.
Who is the real Banksy? Or who do we think he can be?
Sparking interesting topics for the dinner table conversation isn’t always easy.
Welcome to Spontaneous Self-Organisation, the stuff of physics excitement or the resonating consciousness of a species on the brink of breakthrough? We Ponder... Words by Kirsten Macdonald
From back scratchers to hotel key cards, humans like to collect weird and quirky stuff. From back scratchers to hotel key cards, humans like to collect weird and quirky stuff.
A little bit of numerical quirk to break apart the mundane. We like the unusual at Ponderings, so we drew a number out of a hat and we got 36. We discuss what makes 36 special A little bit of numerical quirk to break apart the mundane. We like the unusual at Ponderings, so we drew a number out of a hat and we got 36. So how is this number special?
Author Dacre Dances is one to keep your eyes peeled for with his newly anticipated release of the novel Danyon. The pro-surfer/photographer from Queensland has entered the publishing foray with charm and a book filled to the edges with an in-depth tale. Author Dacre Danes is one to keep your eyes peeled for with his newly anticipated release of the novel Danyon. The pro-surfer/photographer from Queensland has entered the publishing foray with charm and a book filled to the edges with an in-depth tale.
Mys Tyler- The revolutionary fashion app is a transparent and honest representation of how fashion looks on different shapes and bodies and it’s empowering the way women shop while combating the fashion industry’s trillion-dollar returns problem. Mys Tyler’s FIT algorithm and data from 40,000 real women is set to fix a $1 Trillion problem
This year, Four Paws rapid response team were in Vietnam to save two bear cubs from smugglers in the bile farming trade. These Asiatic black bear cubs' names are Nikko and Nara, the cutest two bear cubs you have ever seen saved by organisation FOUR PAWS; a bear rescue mission in Vietnam.
For decades, there have been rumours that the Hollywood sign is haunted. But who is haunting the sign? And how did they end up there? Hollywood can be a pretty scary place at the best of times. However, that is nothing compared to the real haunting going on at the Hollywood sign. There have been numerous reports for over 80 years of sightings of the supernatural. But the most common sighting is of a woman, dressed in 1930s clothing that appears and disappears in front of peoples very eyes.. So who is this mysterious woman? And why would she be haunting one of the most famous landmarks in the world?
I was 4 years old when I remember my first interaction with God leading to the discovery that would last a lifetime; a cryptic riddle... I was 4 years old when I remember my first interaction with God. I was very scared at the time and feeling very powerless.
Founder and co-owner of Geelong's Piano Bar Andy Pobjoy explains how with COVID-19 restrictions forcing the Piano Bar to close he is determined to support the venue's performers, staff and community through the power of song and social media streaming. Founder and co-owner of Geelong's Piano Bar Andy Pobjoy laughs as he explains how he creatively juggles playing the piano, singing, hosting their Facebook live streams, meanwhile changing the camera angles with his right foot.
Pina Di Donato's has emerged to the self-help arena with her newly released book Who Switched the Lights On? Self-described; it is a companion guide for the person ready to have an illuminated life.
Tom Stodulka, named 2019 Australasian mediator of year is reinforcing messages of positivity in these challenging times. Contrasting COVID-19 to experiences of war, he reminds Australians of how we have overcome and survived what has been thrown at us. Around the world, lockdown and isolation continue with long term impacts of COVID-19 lurking, many are struggling to come to terms with what a COVID Normal will look like.
Books allow us to escape the nightmare of the present (or past) and dream of other spaces, possibilities; of different ways of being. They enable us to move beyond the present and imagine a different future and even, in our darkest moments, a better one. Here we are at the tail end of a year that, in its numerical configuration alone (2020) promised so much. Instead of clarity, pragmatism and all the other positive meanings that arise when we used to think of 2020, many of us have encountered sickness, death, loss of income, stability, isolation, family crises, never mind sadness, fear, and familial, social and state divisions.