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Gender Female
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Introduction Discombobula: Collective noun for the various thoughts, ideas, songs, and other bits of mental flotsam and jetsam that can be found floating around inside one’s head at any given moment for no apparent or obviously discernible reason" (from The Blogtionary). I'm a writer. I write non-fiction (generally essays) and fiction (short stories), some of which are scattered throughout this blog. This is my write-in-my-pyjamas-about-the-shit-keeping-me-awake-at-3am space. My I-have-to-write-about-that-right-now space. In contrast to my professional space (which just has a few less swear words in it ... or at least it will when it's been written). I live in Melbourne, Australia. I love words, non-words, people, music, spirituality (especially the space between that and science), discovery, creativity and lurve. I know more about health-related issues than I care to. I respect the dark. Will write for cash (or possibly other things, but only if your post-economic bartering system is especially awesome). You can contact me at
Interests Writing, reading, pondering, communicating, dissecting, resurrecting, living, dying, music, movies, beauty, God-or-presence-or-whatever-that-is, people.
Favorite Movies A History of Violence, Amelie, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Being John Malkovich, The Black Balloon, Dead Man Walking, Dead Poets' Society, Edward Scissorhands, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Groundhog Day, Into the Wild, Junebug, Look Both Ways, Lovely & Amazing, The Matrix, The Man From Snowy River, Motorcycle Diaries, Point Break, Pulp Fiction, Romulus My Father, Run Lola Run, Schindler's List, Sixth Sense, Shawshank Redemption, Six Feet Under entire, Sling Blade, Team America, Ten Canoes, Witness, What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Favorite Music In no particular order and with great glaring omissions, The Police, Jeff Buckley, Counting Crows, Ray LaMontagne, Regina Spektor, U2, Powderfinger, Bernard Fanning, Jimi Hocking, Pat Benatar, Van Morrison, Dire Straits, Def Leppard, The Beatles

You've just inherited a manufacturing plant that specializes in plastics. What are you going to make?

Lots of money when I sell it and live off the proceeds to write until the money runs out and I'm poor again.