Corona

Padma and I are sitting on a small bench by the pond, overlooking our bushland property in Yandoit. It is evening, and the light is magical! The setting sun’s golden rays sweep across grey greens of eucalyptus trees. We sit in silence, listening to songbirds,...

W kosmosie/Star Wars

Now that Kajtek and Koko are lazily rowing down the mighty Porcupine River, there is time for me to tell you a story which will shed light on the mystery of four decades … but wait a moment, let’s start with solid facts. It is 1977, Vancouver, Canada. My...

Preparing for the journey (1)

At 17, I’m bursting with energy. Although I’m studying english in New Canadian class, I’m still terrible shy, and communicating is not easy. I spend a lot of time on my own, mostly exercising! It’s part of my preparation for being fit when...

Hauling the treasure

By the end of 1974 my Kajtek and Koko collection is full. I have gathered close to 7,000 strips from all series by Christa, dating from 1958 (including the very first few of Kajko and Kokosz). Most of the series are “just in case” duplicates. My room has...

International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day. It is a perfect opportunity to honour the wonderful women that have graced my life. Thank you! This pink post may raise eyebrows (for those gritty fans that like intense adventures, mystery and challenging spiritual...

A crisis unfolding

These days we live in a world of smoke. Nearby Mt. Franklin is now obscured, the sun and the moon are both red. Everyone and everything around us is waiting in suspense, for a time when fire comes through. On the home front, our survival drill is in place, water pumps...
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