Snail Mail Delight: SpouseBox

In the middle of May I took the plunge and nabbed one of the rare and precious gems known as a SpouseBox subscription. I had never tried the service before, but I encountered the founders during my recent trip to Washington D.C, and I was attracted by the free shipping that comes with the subscription. With a monthly cost of $24.99, I used some of my blow money (we include a little discretionary pocket money in our budget) to take a chance on a military Continue reading →

Missive from under the goanna tree #4

This missive is the opportunity I take to share a summary of my words, some of the words of others that I find inspiring, an image, and some fun facts about who is reading! You can read the first missive here. And see a list of all the missives here. This is the place that we meet. Under the goanna tree. This is the place we dream, and wander, and imagine. This is the place we hope and plan. This is the place we question Continue reading →

EMPOWER mastermind enrollment form

Here’s the mastermind enrollment form you’ve been looking for. Thanks for your interest in joining the EMPOWER mastermind group for non profit leaders and business owners who are passionate about social impact and diversified revenue streams. EMPOWER Community is a group to encourage, share advice and resources, brainstorm, and offer peer support. This is a group for non profit leaders, social enterprise entrepreneurs, small business owners interested in give half models, and those who want to make their communities better places to live and thrive. Continue reading →

Video didn’t kill the radio star

I love Radio. Video did not kill the radio star. There, I said it. I know that inbound marketing content creators are not supposed to love radio. But I do. The current and emerging marketing trend for video is coming at you from every side. I’ve dipped my toe into that pond – with moderate success. But even if i found incredible success with video, I believe that my long-term love will remain radio. Why? Because it is about substance more than form. It is Continue reading →

I am a Writer.

Hi, my name is Anna Blanch Rabe and I am a writer. So here goes nothing, I’m now a full-time writer about to travel around the world. With the two part-time jobs I’ve held since I returned to Australia, I’ve worked towards the writing, editing, art-making, and teaching being the thing that pays the bills. But it worked. And it felt kind of poetic. Poetic and maybe a little cliched. I’m in the midst of packing up my life in boxes and shipping most of Continue reading →

Missive from under the Goanna Tree #3: radical change

This is the opportunity I take to share a summary of my words, some of the words of others that I find inspiring, an image, and some fun facts about who is reading! You can read the first missive here. In the last month, life has changed radically, yet again. Work with the local church I have been working with as the lay minister for Community Care & Engagement was hectic, but handover documents have been produced. I had an interview for a fellowship with Continue reading →

Missive from under the goanna tree #2

This is the opportunity I take to share a summary of my words, some of the words of others that I find inspiring, an image, and some fun facts about who is reading! You can read the first missive here. In the last month, life has changed radically. The honeymoon is over (literally), and I’m back in Australia to finish up my role with the Anglican Church I’ve been working with for the past year. I’m still working with a local university to grade graduate Continue reading →