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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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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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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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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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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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Many of us are awed by the beauty of a morning sunrise, inspired by the golden veil of evening stretching over the landscape, delighted with animals in their natural environment, and think it cute to see ducklings toddling along in … Continue reading

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molly gives us strength to carry on little girl of four should be the other way around molly’s lost her hair but not her smile there’s this bug inside me   you see have to get rid of it then my … Continue reading

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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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    pain and doctors medical lamp glowing red aching days despair chiropractors    physiotherapists   pills depression   fear    a long year leg agony tingles  pins and needles thank God i can still walk but for how long from my bony skeletal … Continue reading

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