Monthly Archives: January 2015

What price, a life?

I’m sad, distracted and personally distressed. Two young Australian men are on death row in an Indonesian jail and it seems there is nothing that can be done about it. I know the prisoners concerned are drug traffickers and I’m not excusing those … Continue reading

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The importance of friendship

My late mother comes to mind when the topic of friendship is discussed. She was one to value friends and by doing so was a very good friend to many. Mum was the eldest of nine children of whom only … Continue reading

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Oh, the ghosts of sadness

Recently in conversation with others I’m reminded of how large the ghosts of difficult early family events or other sad and frightening occasions can loom. In fact, it’s fair to say they never quite leave us. It’s not surprising that some (not all) mature aged … Continue reading

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New Years Day 2015 and ‘The Originals’ march out

On New Years Day in 2011 I watched a group of older women, I don’t think they will mind being called that because after all they are in their sixties and seventies, march together as mature women decades after they last … Continue reading

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