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Ingrid Poulson has been in the news a little lately. In 2003 her then husband, murdered her father and her two young children. I listened to an interview with her on Radio National (‘Life Matters’ 7th August 2008) and she sounded really lovely, really well, really positive. Pretty amazing. And she has written a book

A good story of strength and survival

Ingrid Poulson has been in the news a little lately. In 2003 her then husband, murdered her father and her two young children. I listened to an interview with her on Radio National (‘Life Matters’ 7th August 2008) and she sounded really lovely, really well, really positive. Pretty amazing. And she has written a book

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This is where it gets tricky. I love excellence. It’s wonderful to see human beings excelling, at whatever they do. Striving, achieving, moving, developing…and I mean both the personal…like…‘wow…that guy is loving and kind…how fabulous!’ As well as the …‘I can run really fast!’…type of achieving. Doing stuff is good. And doing it well is

Ah yes! The Olympics

This is where it gets tricky. I love excellence. It’s wonderful to see human beings excelling, at whatever they do. Striving, achieving, moving, developing…and I mean both the personal…like…‘wow…that guy is loving and kind…how fabulous!’ As well as the …‘I can run really fast!’…type of achieving. Doing stuff is good. And doing it well is

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I found the following video on the website of Chicago Public Radio presents:This American Life, and it’s charming…and makes an interesting comment on…well, not sure really…perception? Communication? Memory? Relationships? Gender? Imagination? Whatever…I think it’s deligtful. See what you think.

Perception

I found the following video on the website of Chicago Public Radio presents:This American Life, and it’s charming…and makes an interesting comment on…well, not sure really…perception? Communication? Memory? Relationships? Gender? Imagination? Whatever…I think it’s deligtful. See what you think.

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I just wrote a post and mentioned Terry Pratchett and as I was adding a link to his website I discovered that he has the early stages of Alzheimer’s. So I took some time to watch a video of him on his website talking about this topic. Among many things he said that it was

Alzheimer’s

I just wrote a post and mentioned Terry Pratchett and as I was adding a link to his website I discovered that he has the early stages of Alzheimer’s. So I took some time to watch a video of him on his website talking about this topic. Among many things he said that it was

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Words are a wonderful thing. Sometimes they even help communication. Terry Pratchett, super-prolific and well-known and (I reckon) quite wonderful fantasy writer and astute observer of the human condition, writes of one of his characters in a recent book ‘Making money’ (P 81): “Too, late, he saw the signs. Hubert grasped the lapels of his

The wonder of words

Words are a wonderful thing. Sometimes they even help communication. Terry Pratchett, super-prolific and well-known and (I reckon) quite wonderful fantasy writer and astute observer of the human condition, writes of one of his characters in a recent book ‘Making money’ (P 81): “Too, late, he saw the signs. Hubert grasped the lapels of his

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We just came back from Bali. And I gotta say that I think one of the great things to do in life is visit other places and cultures. It tells me not only about others but about ourselves. So even though it is anything but unusual for Australians to visit Bali and not at all

What I did on my holidays

We just came back from Bali. And I gotta say that I think one of the great things to do in life is visit other places and cultures. It tells me not only about others but about ourselves. So even though it is anything but unusual for Australians to visit Bali and not at all

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This is a bit of a development from the last thing I put up. The camp where most of us were young-ish…and some of us somewhat older. And good things happened: And as our 5 day camp together came to a close I asked a question of a bunch of people of various ages ranging

The best thing in the world

This is a bit of a development from the last thing I put up. The camp where most of us were young-ish…and some of us somewhat older. And good things happened: And as our 5 day camp together came to a close I asked a question of a bunch of people of various ages ranging

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This is the stuff that always worries me. The article in a widely read daily newspaper is called ‘Heaven and Hell’ and is about ‘Ice’, the crystalline form of methamphetamine. And I will assume the best of the journalist, that they were trying, in the course of doing what journalists do – which is to

Drug warnings!

This is the stuff that always worries me. The article in a widely read daily newspaper is called ‘Heaven and Hell’ and is about ‘Ice’, the crystalline form of methamphetamine. And I will assume the best of the journalist, that they were trying, in the course of doing what journalists do – which is to

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So in June we went and did it again. The Beyond Empathy camp in Northern New South Wales. Many of the old crew, and some new crew. Around 50 or so of us, mostly yungins but some of us older ones to add something we hope. And we did a bunch of stuff. And the

What is good for us?

So in June we went and did it again. The Beyond Empathy camp in Northern New South Wales. Many of the old crew, and some new crew. Around 50 or so of us, mostly yungins but some of us older ones to add something we hope. And we did a bunch of stuff. And the

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I bet you thought you knew what was important? And you’d be right. Body hair! This newspaper article tells us so. Whether guy or doll, bloke or sheila, male or female, excess body hair is something you do not want. And you can wax, or you can IPL (this is not canned fruit ha! ha!

Hair today…

I bet you thought you knew what was important? And you’d be right. Body hair! This newspaper article tells us so. Whether guy or doll, bloke or sheila, male or female, excess body hair is something you do not want. And you can wax, or you can IPL (this is not canned fruit ha! ha!

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