Category Archives: help

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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AUTUMN GARDENING

Another lovely autumn day. The builders are busy next door making a duplex, which replaces a family home, lovely cypress pine and a swathe of green streetscape. There was nothing I could do to stop the development, or prevent destruction … Continue reading

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ONLY THE LONELY

In the last thirty years reports of feeling lonely in the US have doubled. In many countries, including Australia, more people live on their own than ever before. The elderly are isolated by illness and frailty, many far from family. … Continue reading

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JASMINE

Diana was finding it difficult coping with her mother’s  yearly visit. Being a harsh disciplinarian with kids was expected, in her day, she thought, but invariably counter-productive. Yet Nana takes it as her duty to help instil manners in her grandchild, … Continue reading

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APRIL HEROES

APRIL HEROES It’s hard to believe that almost fifty years have passed since Martin Luther King made his impassioned speech I Have A Dream. It resonates just as powerfully today as it did the day he delivered it at a … Continue reading

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