Where Fear Belongs

The media and internet technology play a role in our lives and not all of it is healthy, or indeed necessary.  Remember how shattered and affected we were at the bombing of the Twin Towers.  The images were relayed simultaneously as events unfolded and many struggled the effects of vicarious trauma. The media and internet…

How I like to get the news these days

It depends on what it is and what the context is.  It also depends on whether it’s personal or general.  If it’s personal then I like to hear about it from the horse’s mouth so I know it’s true.  I’ve been embarrassed too many times because I’ve believed something second hand.  Gossip usually has a…

Saint Patrick's Day 2011

Is this really who we’re honouring on St Patrick’s Day? It seems so from the activities that usually take place in pubs.   Have You Seen This Leprechaun? Happy St. Patrick’s Day to One and All! I was born in Mombasa, Kenya, grew up and was educated in South Africa, emigrated to New Zealand when…

I Heart These Charities

poor Compassion Australia A Christian organisation that do amazing work in impoverished communities around the world. Through a program of child sponsorship those families are assisted, through the child’s sponsor, to improve living conditions, and the child receives an education. The program strengths communities by improving living conditions bringing clean water into villages, helping people…