Category Archives: isolation

X FACTOR

The X-Factor has  many meanings, including those to do with mathematics, blood and genes.  I’ll confine myself to the quality of surprise in circumstance or person that has a strong, unpredictable influence on an outcome  and then explore the innate … 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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CAN YOU BELIEVE…

Mike was holding his daughter’s 21st birthday party in a small weatherboard hall, miles from anywhere. At forty-eight, his sister, Linda, looked vibrant and youthful: smart hairdo, trim white slacks, summery top. She lingered outside in the twilight chatting with … Continue reading

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