Having elders in my family is something of a gift. I shall be eternally grateful for the advice, love and willingness my elders have shown me over many years. So to be now confronted with difficult decisions regarding their personal well-being, is confronting. I have an elderly mother and mother-in-law. Both are in splendid health […]Read more "The Long and Winding Path"
I have been playing some of my favourite music – Arvo Part (Spiegel im Spiegel) and, caught in the moment, cried a little. The world is in somewhat of a crisis of it’s own making. What was once a world defined, now seems to be a spinning ball in a universe of doubt, hate and […]Read more "A Time for Reflection"
I stand alone in this complex world My dreams shine from within Nothing draws me from success Although the cold winds blow They seek other souls With the coming of winter It is indifference which propels me For I am strong with plans Hard at the life journey Those about me are weak Their helpless […]Read more "My time is now"
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As a young person growing up in a small town, it was imperative for me (as with many of my peers) to create the kind of future right for myself. There was little to offer in the way of career and at best, one could only aspire to lead a good life involving traditional ‘Town […]Read more "The Autumn of Life"
Sometimes, it’s important to make waves. I am quite a reasonable and understanding person, even by my own very demanding standards. There is a point in all of our lives when getting along with people and being reasonable, rates below standing up and being counted on an issue. That time has arrived for me and […]Read more "Stand Up"
We have here in Aus. a so called ‘National sport’ otherwise referred to as ‘Footy’ It is usually played in the spirit of fairness and blunt force. A game for people wanting to express their skills in a physical kind of way combined with skill quite un-like any other kind of football. There is required […]Read more "To Boo! Or not to Boo!"
I have often succumbed to the need for exaggeration as a measure of intercepting a rolling conversation. ‘Seventeen’ or ‘Seventeen dozen’ is my usual go- to figure when I haven’t a clue of the correct number of occasions something has taken place. ’42’ is a personal favourite. Not only is it the answer to the […]Read more "Exaggeration"
As I write this, yet another Prime Minister is being dragged through the dis-honour of having to survive a vote of confidence. Over recent years, Australia has become quite a different place to what it was even as little as 10 years ago. Whilst this country is stable and wealthy, more wealthy than it has […]Read more "The New Frontier"
Some time ago, I published a sneak-peak at an apartment project that we were developing. This is a further update of how things are working out. The apartment is small and every inch needed to be thought about carefully, so as to make use of the space that was available. Because the view is pretty […]Read more "Project Update – Melbourne"