Putting Christ in Christmas by Iris Carden Throughout December, there’s often lots of posts on social media about putting Christ back in Christmas. I would suggest the way to do that would be to follow Jesus’ own instructions, as reported in the Gospels. Don’t judge others. If you are concerned about “sin” be concerned about…… Continue reading Putting Christ in Christmas
Pundamonium by Iris Carden I love to play with words, which is probably one of the reasons I write. Today, I’m giving you a compilation of (admittedly bad) jokes based on puns. I told a guy, known for mansplaining, about a hole in the ground with water in it. He said it was a well,…… Continue reading Pundamonium
Characters blog post by Iris Carden In one of his very many Discworld books (I’ve read 20 so far and am still only about half way, I took a break to read other things), Terry Pratchett said something about ideas flying through space until they hit someone. I guess I’m fortunate to be hit by…… Continue reading Characters
Identity Theft blog post by Iris Carden In the past couple of weeks a couple of major Australian organisations have had data breaches with customer data taken. Lots of people have had to go and get new drivers’ licences (new numbers), and pay extra attention to how our personal data is secured. At the same…… Continue reading Identity Theft
Never Forget Your First blog post by Iris Carden I’m thinking back to the time when seven year old me went with two friends to explore a cave and became lost in a labyrinthine network of tunnels. It didn’t actually happen. It’s the first story I remember writing. This was brought back to my mind…… Continue reading Never Forget Your First
Imposter Blog post by Iris Carden This week I ordered some business cards, because people sometimes ask where they can find my stories, and in that situation it’s easiest to just hand over a piece of card. As I described myself on the cards as “author”, I started to wonder; do I really have any…… Continue reading Imposter
Happy Easter dear readers. For Christians today is the most important day of the year, being the day we recall Jesus’ resurrection. For both Christians and non-Christians here in Australia, it’s also a day we tend to spend time with family and exchange Easter eggs. Typically Easter eggs are egg-shaped chocolate. Sometimes they’re rabbit-shaped or…… Continue reading Happy Easter
Why is my yard in such a state? I’m glad you asked. Lupus has left me unable to do a lot of the things I love. So while I have beautiful roses, and lovely fruit trees, they’ve become lost in what nature appears to be reclaiming and turning into some kind of low-growing jungle.