Category Archives: ethics

POETRY AND PROSE

I’ve had a lazy Saturday tweaking my poetry. It’s wonderful how one can transform a mediocre first draft of anything – whether prose or poetry – into something pleasing to the ear and eye. Often it needs a second, third … Continue reading

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BOOKS AND HOSPITALS

It is pleasing to know how books help break down barriers and build relationships. My daughter was in hospital – on holiday from the UK, she underwent emergency surgery in Sydney. Sincere thanks to St Vincent’s Hospital which gave her … Continue reading

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CLIMATE CHANGE

I had long wondered why all those who deny climate change seem to be on the right of Genghis Khan and Alan Jones. There’s overwhelming scientific evidence that climate change is all too real, and happening faster than expected, and … Continue reading

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KNIGHT IN SHINING CHAIN MAIL

A chill London breeze whipped rain onto Liza’s trousers and into her soaked shoes, twilight swiftly descending. She took the map out of her pocket to check her location. I’m totally lost, she thought, feeling sick. The tube strike complicated … Continue reading

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YOU :TIME FOR TRUTH

you hid behind holy orders flogged  naked boys  at night worked  us  bare hands   barefoot broken   building brick walls in winter you cowered behind cloisters had us stroke   your greasy hair your hand   in our shorts us   the guilty you … Continue reading

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QUEST JOURNEYS

In the mythology of every nation, quest journeys abound. It may be personal – the search for identity, for a missing parent, or for an object. In the Arthurian legend of Sir Galahad it’s the Holy grail. Merlin, the Wizard, predicts … Continue reading

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PHILOSOPHY

What is philosophy? Is it when a three-year-old child declares: ‘We must be thankful for having cream in our coffee?’ Or is this the wisdom of an old soul? What are philosophers? Are they some esoteric group beyond the imagination … Continue reading

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LOVE IS…

The Greeks have three words to describe love. Philadelphia or brotherly affection, fondness, friendship, attachment. Agape – spiritual devotion, respect, fidelity and Eros the passionate variety, combines the qualities of all three with adulation, amour, delight, enchantment, rapture, mystery, lust … Continue reading

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INTEGRITY

Every day one reads of some executive who’s helped him/herself to monies in some big company or union. This hedonistic lack of morals, with an ego-centric indifference to the property of others, indicates some people will go to any lengths … Continue reading

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