Author Archives: upulie

  I want to be made of flowers too, not just covered in them or wear them, I want to be the flowers: the petals the stamens and the pistils, the thorn and the fragrance I want to bloom and … Continue reading

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Embroidery and Stuff

  The essence of embroidery is constraint, whether by the lines we draw as a guide for the needle, the hoop that confines the fabric at the same tension The tension varies, you can stab the needle through the fabric at … Continue reading

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The Bookish Top Ten

Craig Hildebrand-Burke tagged me to list my Top 10 most influential books. I’m not that well-read and some of the books came to me late, and it’s more about the authors, but it’s a start.   Here they are in … Continue reading

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Endings

I love how at the end of a rainy day, the sun shoots through the breaking clouds, just above the horizon, just below the gun metal grey clouds, just touching the tops of the trees. I drove down Springvale Rd … Continue reading

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Real Scientists – Launch!

Today, Bernard, myself (@upulie) and @DrYobbo are pleased to launch the @realscientists account!  We’ll be starting off with Dr Rachel Dunlop (@DrRachie).  With over 10,000 followers on Twitter, Dr Rachie is no stranger to communicating and advocating for science.   … Continue reading

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In the South

Morning starts early in the dark, pre-pre-dawn.The noises begin first, in a set pattern of succession. First the occaisional truck.Then bicycles.Then cars and buses. Gradually, all are driving, riding frantically. This is 5am.   I wake up automatically. I was … Continue reading

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Meandering

From something I wrote..two years ago   I grew up in Tasmania and Sri Lanka. I lived in my father’s village for six months during one of the most violent times in Sri Lankan history.We were isolated in a rural, … Continue reading

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