Thomas Devenish

Press Service International

Thomas Devenish lives in Hobart, Tasmania with his wife and two daughters. He works as a motion designer and enjoys the diverse experiences life has to offer, from chasing tennis balls to curling up with a good book on a rainy day. Thomas Devenish’s previous articles may be viewed at www.pressserviceinternational.org/thomas-devenish.html

  • Mind the Plants

    Indoor pot plants are all the rage these days – and for good reason. They are green and leafy, fresh and vibrant, purifying the air and bringing a touch of earthiness to the concrete walls that make up our office spaces. I love a good plant collection, and over the last year have steadily built up a collection of potted greenery.

  • Playing my Part

    When it comes to classical music, one of my earliest memories goes back to when I was a young boy of ten or eleven going for a drive with my older brother. It was an early morning, on a gravel road on top of a mountain.

  • Step by Step

    Have you ever felt completely daunted by the task ahead? I know I have! As a serial procrastinator, the thought that the task is simply too big to be achieved in a day is usually more than enough excuse to put off even making a start. It is hard to do things that don’t give immediate results, to place effort into reaching a goal that is presently down the track and around the corner.

  • Content in God

    Contentment. It goes against everything this fast-paced, materialistic world screams at me to be.

  • The hill grew into a mountain

    My legs were burning, my lungs gasping for oxygen.

  • Not part of the in-group

    Some in-people stand out like bright paint on a dark wall.

  • A sandwich, a muffin and a milkshake

    When I got married and moved into a new home with my beautiful bride it was the start of a new and very exciting phase of life.

  • Jazz, Life and God

    The first time I remember encountering Jazz music and really enjoying the experience was on a lazy Sunday afternoon at a Café situated on the canal in Lauderdale, Tasmania.

  • Shavings of wood

    There is something profoundly satisfying in viewing the results of a lifetime dedicated to a pursuit.

  • I found my life

    One day I came across a very small, hand crafted volume that had my Dad’s name on it. It was a small collection of poems that Dad had written across his life, starting from his teenage years.