Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia
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I’m Marisa Wikramanayake. I am a freelance journalist and editor (also known as a word wrangler). I started my journalism career as a weekly columnist for the Sunday Leader writing on politics and popular culture for four years for a readership of 100,000.
Because of the Internet, people who often live on the edges (minorities, women, folks with less than enough resources) NOW HAVE THE POWER to share their unique stories and be heard. This is the great opportunity of our "Connected Age." I hope my blog educates and inspires more folks to use the Internet to advocate, collaborate, fundraise - in short, change the world!
My blog concentrates in broad strokes on the legal system, new case law, news, politics and other relevant issues relating to family law, including custody, domestic violence and divorce. Other topics include: civility, sociopaths, and heroes. Drama, legal humor, pithy videos and my rants all combine for a good read.
"Masala" is a term used in Indian cooking to describe a combination of spices, ingredients and flavors.I like my food with lots of spice and flavor, and think life should be lived the same way. Every day is just a little more interesting when you mix in some unexpected ingredients ....more
Surveying the landscape of senioricity (I made that word up) with an eye to the foolishness of it all. Examining aging with dry Southern wit and a psychotherapist's insight. Encouraging my sixty-something peers to experiment with vegan and vegetarian nutrition to promote sustainable agriculture and better senior health. ...more
Maya is 3 and she is a wonderful, inquisitive, sensitive, imaginative
little girl. Her parents are relocating to India for a while and her
mother, Rebecca (that's me!) hit upon the idea to write a Maya blog
while we are away. The last thing I want this to be seen as is that I
am speaking for Maya - I
think the emotions she will experience will be so intense and varied -
but what I do want to do is keep a record for her of her time there. I
hope she will retain some memories of her time in India but, being