M y next to last article, originally named "Kitchen Talk", is based on a series of presentations I did in five cities across Australia in the summer of 1992. It has been published in the proceedings of the 1992 Australian and New Zealand Family Therapy Conference held in Melbourne. This piece was an account of a quite literal journey, informed by the invisible journey of my thought and work. As I moved on, the script kept changing, and the final version is only a version. However, I kept the parts that were successful.
To begin with, I decided to use one-liners instead of a theoretical outline at the beginning of my talk. Some of these were funny, some just poetic, but they all made some point that had to do either with my philosophy or with my practice. Putting on a postmodern head brought with it the wish to rely on stories and images rather than intellectual disquisitions.
Second, it seemed important to make even more than before out of the way that my life and my work had intersected. In my presentations, I included anecdotes of my early life as a wife and mother, as well as of my meetings with the men and women pioneers in family