A picture tells…

You know you are getting old when you are introduced to someone who is in their thirties and you find yourself saying, “I knew your Father.” So it was when in one of my visits to Dhurringile Prison that I met such a young man, who I’ll call “Max” for the purposes of...

Thoughts on grief.

Grief is never what you expect it to be. Each death is different and gives rise to its own unique feelings and expressions. Each person who grieves does so from their own experiences and circumstances. There are tragic deaths, unexpected deaths, shocking deaths and...

Be kind. No Exceptions.

I was ordering a hamburger from my local fish and chip shop. I felt like a few chips with it, but when I looked at the menu board it said, “Minimum chips $4.00”. There are some things in life that don’t make sense, but I’m glad that they exist. One of these is the...

Choose life.

Some people have the ability to make good come out of evil. It has been 20 years since the Thredbo landslide disaster, the event that changed Stuart Diver’s life.  Recently Channel 9’s ‘60 Minutes’ featured a segment on the sole Thredbo survivor, who shared his...

The bits of ourselves that reside in other people’s minds.

In our everyday life remembering is the norm. We expect to be able to remember things, faces, names, and events. We make heroes of people with exceptional memory. We get worried when we have a “senior’s moment” and forget things we know that we really know, but for...