Life Philosophy

Creation Myths

Creation Myths

“Aboriginal Creation myths tell of the legendary totemic beings who had wandered over the continent in the Dreamtime, singing out the name of everything that crossed their path — birds, animals, plants, rocks, waterholes — and so singing the world…

Raining in Brisbane

Raining in Brisbane

My friend’s gypsy band, Zvonksy, played at the Sherwood Festival last night, another great neighborhood block party. Despite the rain, the street was packed. Rain hasn’t been all that common since I arrived in Brisbane. This is only the second…

New Business Cards

New Business Cards

  The Rotarians and others I’ve met seem interested in both my professional and personal interests. I wanted my card to share a little of both. Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @michaelahillen  

Celebrations of Life

Celebrations of Life

I celebrated the life of my grandmother by making fish with white sauce and capers, a recipe she perfected. I intentionally celebrate the life of the people I’ve loved who have passed away. Gerry Michaelson, who introduced me to Rotary…