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December 24, 2019

It's that time of the year again.


Christmas.


It's the crazy lead up: the mad stress filled shopping trips, where you park 2km away if you get there anytime after 10am.


It's the awkward encounters with family: we really do our best to get along but wi...

December 23, 2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year.
But it doesn't feel wonderful to me.
It feels heavy.
The expectations of distant family, where there's so much unspoken history and awkwardness.
We don't have words to fill the silence.
It hangs thick in the...

December 22, 2019

I can’t be bothered to put up any Chrissy decorations. They sit in a dusty box in the shed. Apart from the hassle, I’m just not interested. It’s hot, there’s limited space, hubby's indifferent and visitors are rare. I could go on…

Trying to hang those...

December 4, 2019

I'm tired of the fight.
The fight of little me sparking hope that one day this world will be a better place.
The fight of little us standing for people over profit and shouting, "STOP! You will not win."

But you see, they are winning.
Our Aboriginal b...

November 25, 2019

Lately, I’ve been doing some good things for myself. And because I’ve been doing some good things for myself, I’ve been more at ease. And while I’m at ease, I also notice some heavy feelings. There's a sadness that is present alongside this potential...

November 11, 2019

There once was a man who had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, “Father, give me the share of the property that will one day belong to me.”

The father did so and gave the younger son his blessing. “May you be fruitful in everything you...

November 11, 2019

I have been thinking about the way Christians, gays and atheists treat each other. Certainly talking about this can easily upset a lot of people. Obviously this does not apply to