That Feeling, It’s Back Again

Remember when we were at school and life was one long lark?   Despite not being the best years of my life I sailed through them with a benign trust in the human spirit to endure. Somehow I knew I’d survive.  And miraculously I did. I’m yearning for that perspective again as my final practical…

In Australia 26th January is … what?

Today dawned bleak.  Overcast skies.  Dampening long weekend camping plans.  I lay in bed this morning and pondered the controversy surround today’s celebrations and its significance to everyone who calls Australia home, as I have since 2003. Indigenous Australians,  whose heritage predated the arrival of the first fleet in 1788, were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.…

Good Enough

We spend a quarter of our lives in childhood and three quarters getting over it.  There is no milestone to which I can pin the underlying sense of not being good enough.  Our father ran my brother and I like we were part of a platoon; just the two of for goodness sake, I mean…