Who are We to Judge?

Like most Australians, I am implacably opposed to the death penalty. The older I get, the less I can bear the thought of anyone dying. The more I realise how precious life is, how lucky we are, how much we …
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Life Lesson

It’s been almost two years since my beloved horse, Baby, was released from her pain by Ged and his gun.  Almost two years of grieving.  Brought to my knees by the physical pain of loss, feeling like my heart has …
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Another Rite of Passage

My parents have sold their house and moved out.  Not the home we all lived in as children – there were far too many of those.  As army brats we moved around a lot.  My parents bought, renovated and sold …
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When I was Homeless

The hideous Australian Government of the day is withdrawing funding from essential services for the poor and homeless and making sure that the rich and corporate monoliths enjoy reduced tax and offshore advantages.  Well, you would, wouldn’t you? There are …
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Not So Social Media

I always hated the idea of Facebook.  I couldn’t understand the point of it and all that ‘like’ and ‘friend’ business reeked of playground bullying to me.  Even as a marketer, it took me a while to see the sense …
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Back on the Vegetarian Bandwagon

When we killed our first two pigs towards the end of last year, despite my tears at their demise, I launched myself off the vegetarian bandwagon I’ve been driving for over 20 years.  Boots and all I landed firmly on …
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Who are We to Judge?

Like most Australians, I am implacably opposed to the death penalty. The older I get, the less I can bear the thought of anyone dying. The more I realise how precious life is, how lucky we are, how much we …
Read full post

Posted in Life Matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Life Lesson

It’s been almost two years since my beloved horse, Baby, was released from her pain by Ged and his gun.  Almost two years of grieving.  Brought to my knees by the physical pain of loss, feeling like my heart has …
Read full post

Posted in Animals, Life Matters | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Another Rite of Passage

My parents have sold their house and moved out.  Not the home we all lived in as children – there were far too many of those.  As army brats we moved around a lot.  My parents bought, renovated and sold …
Read full post

Posted in Life Matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

When I was Homeless

The hideous Australian Government of the day is withdrawing funding from essential services for the poor and homeless and making sure that the rich and corporate monoliths enjoy reduced tax and offshore advantages.  Well, you would, wouldn’t you? There are …
Read full post

Posted in Life Matters | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Not So Social Media

I always hated the idea of Facebook.  I couldn’t understand the point of it and all that ‘like’ and ‘friend’ business reeked of playground bullying to me.  Even as a marketer, it took me a while to see the sense …
Read full post

Posted in Life Matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Back on the Vegetarian Bandwagon

When we killed our first two pigs towards the end of last year, despite my tears at their demise, I launched myself off the vegetarian bandwagon I’ve been driving for over 20 years.  Boots and all I landed firmly on …
Read full post

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