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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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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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