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I keep on hearing all sorts of things about a genetic predisposition for…well all sorts of things really. Things like diabetes type 2, dependence on alcohol, violent behaviour, being happy or putting on weight. And all this may be true and I am all for finding out what is happening physiologically and how we can

Why I’m fat, depressed and drunk

I keep on hearing all sorts of things about a genetic predisposition for…well all sorts of things really. Things like diabetes type 2, dependence on alcohol, violent behaviour, being happy or putting on weight. And all this may be true and I am all for finding out what is happening physiologically and how we can

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So this will be my last post before Christmas. And here is what I have noticed lately. I heard an interview on Radio National Australia where the question ‘is homosexuality genetic?’ was put to a panel. A delightful and clearly erudite woman (who I shall find out more about) answered that it was. She also

Christmas…and our view of it all

So this will be my last post before Christmas. And here is what I have noticed lately. I heard an interview on Radio National Australia where the question ‘is homosexuality genetic?’ was put to a panel. A delightful and clearly erudite woman (who I shall find out more about) answered that it was. She also

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I am amazed at how much blogging Wesley Fryer does. Where do you get the time Wes? And don’t scare me by saying you are just fast…coz I suspect this is true. Output and speed aside, Wesley has some interesting things to say. Like the following that he posted on 12th November this year. ”Achieving

Education, what’s going on?

I am amazed at how much blogging Wesley Fryer does. Where do you get the time Wes? And don’t scare me by saying you are just fast…coz I suspect this is true. Output and speed aside, Wesley has some interesting things to say. Like the following that he posted on 12th November this year. ”Achieving

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Recently I was asked to present a workshop on body image. Not a new topic for many of us but continuing to be an important one. So as I was sitting having coffee I picked up a magazine to remind myself of what we are daily surrounded by. I think I had forgotten the extent

Body image

Recently I was asked to present a workshop on body image. Not a new topic for many of us but continuing to be an important one. So as I was sitting having coffee I picked up a magazine to remind myself of what we are daily surrounded by. I think I had forgotten the extent

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This little vid thingo I put together as a tribute and thank you to the lovely people of Queenstown New Zealand Aotearoa. So kia ora and aroha nui from me. I look forward to our next meeting. (You will need Adobe flash player for the vid below. Clicke here to download it). For those of

Fabulous Queenstown

This little vid thingo I put together as a tribute and thank you to the lovely people of Queenstown New Zealand Aotearoa. So kia ora and aroha nui from me. I look forward to our next meeting. (You will need Adobe flash player for the vid below. Clicke here to download it). For those of

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Yesterday I went to the launch in Sydney of a report on ‘Marginalized young men: meeting their needs’. And in thinking about young men and who they are, and how they are, and how they are seen, and all that is best in them, I coincidentally found this YouTube video of a simply gorgeous dance

‘Lovely sweet hip-hop’

Yesterday I went to the launch in Sydney of a report on ‘Marginalized young men: meeting their needs’. And in thinking about young men and who they are, and how they are, and how they are seen, and all that is best in them, I coincidentally found this YouTube video of a simply gorgeous dance

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The above quote comes from David Loader, who has some interesting things to say about schools and education. David says that schools are a thing of the past. He refers to the idea of ‘island schools’, things separate from and yet surrounded by the world as it flows on past. And this he reckons is

‘The school will disappear’

The above quote comes from David Loader, who has some interesting things to say about schools and education. David says that schools are a thing of the past. He refers to the idea of ‘island schools’, things separate from and yet surrounded by the world as it flows on past. And this he reckons is

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I have always been a big fan of imagination. If you are sad, it’s good to know that a day will come when you are not so sad. It might be hard to believe at that time, but it is generally true, and knowing this can give you hope. When you are slogging away working

Imagine a life without imagination

I have always been a big fan of imagination. If you are sad, it’s good to know that a day will come when you are not so sad. It might be hard to believe at that time, but it is generally true, and knowing this can give you hope. When you are slogging away working

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‘Beyond Empathy’, an organization committed to working particularly with young people having a hard time, organised an event. A good one. There we are up on a 2,000 acre property in northern New South Wales… a big mob of us…50 or so… babies, young’ns, teenagers, elders, adult carers for all the young people…and we came

Saving the world

‘Beyond Empathy’, an organization committed to working particularly with young people having a hard time, organised an event. A good one. There we are up on a 2,000 acre property in northern New South Wales… a big mob of us…50 or so… babies, young’ns, teenagers, elders, adult carers for all the young people…and we came

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I am posting this bit of vid (digital story-telling really) because it is a snapshot of what we did earlier this year on a property in northern New South Wales with young people and not-so-young people from all over. We did hip-hop, circus stuff, indigenous dance stuff, music…and my part was kind of helping to

The value of it all

I am posting this bit of vid (digital story-telling really) because it is a snapshot of what we did earlier this year on a property in northern New South Wales with young people and not-so-young people from all over. We did hip-hop, circus stuff, indigenous dance stuff, music…and my part was kind of helping to

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