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Words Fall In: Podcast featuring a “Voice from Down Under”

By Melonie Cannon

This episode of the Segullah Writer’s Podcast features Kel Purcill, our resident Aussie writer, describing her life and writing. In this interview, Kel opens up to some hard things that she has experienced. She is always honest, courageous and not afraid to “sit in the mud” and examine everything around her in her search for meaning. She once called herself a “wobbegong shark that hoovers up bits and pieces” in the way she uses words for her writing craft. (I originally wrote this as woebegone, but Kel contacted me and said I misunderstood her accent. So, for those like me, the shark illiterate, there’s an Aussie shark somewhere who is a woebegone wobbegong). You can find her blog at Selwyn’s Sanity.

(Also, I threw in some bagpipes just because they remind me of Kel’s personality. Yes, I know she’s Australian and not Scottish. Also, they just sound better than a didgeredoo).

embedded music found on iTunes: “Neil Mccrones Lament” by Cy Jack & Duncan Aran on the album Scottish Journey

About Melonie Cannon

Melonie has surrounded herself with beautiful words for as long as she can remember. This led her to find a home with Segullah after writing an essay published in the May 2006 Segullah issue. She was invited to join the staff and has been a part of Segullah in various capacities since, including being the creator of the “Words Fall In” podcast.  She received her M.Ed from the University of Utah and was a certified Secondary English teacher before becoming a Mom of four. Over the years, her focus has been on natural healing modalities and becoming a sacred sound healing practitioner with a focus on the drum, rhythm, voice, and vibration. She is finishing her PH.D. in theology and metaphysics to further these studies and help women to connect to the divine within themselves.

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