Xanadu

I have no clever offering for today’s letter – X.  Instead I thought about the words that began with the letter and aside from the usual and drawing a blank I asked the MOTH (Man of The House).  Xanadu, was all he said and my mind was revelling in it’s convoluted stream of consciousness towards…

Words

Once spoken our words cannot be unspoken, retracted or unheard. They are there forever to heal, encourage, and bring hope. They can forever be remembered as hurtful and unnecessary too. I know I have spoken out on more than one occasion I wish I had not. We have all done it at some point. Hell,…

Vulnerability

When you’ve been in boarding school since the age of five, feeling detached and apart from people in general becomes ingrained in your psyche.  You cannot escape feeling detached and when you are scared that others may not want you around because they feel your disconnection.  Those first years in boarding school were like being…

Libraries

My love of books and reading I inherited from my parents, both avid readers. My mother belonged to book clubs, my father to libraries, no wonder I grew up believing books are one of life’s great pleasures and treasures.  Perhaps not solely because I am an introvert but libraries have been a sanctuary from noise…

Justice

Justice and fairness are frequently interchanged when what we mean to convey is a sense of fairness.  It is fair that we give our children more attention than others, in general.  Similarly being fair and equitable means that we go out of our way to make the same opportunities available to people across all societal…