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Sixty Something: A day in the life

After being accused of lying and perhaps being a bad mother on my last section of my sixty something pages, I have decided to write this[...]

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My visit to my sponsor child in Tanzania

I had been sponsoring a little girl, Stela, in Tanzania through World Vision since 2010, and when we planned a long awaited trip to Africa we[...]

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Tornado chasing: A metaphor for life

On the 16th of April, near Pampa, Texas, we watched in awe as a rotating cloud descended to the ground. We had managed to follow a[...]

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Arguing a case for breast cancer in men: Where’s the government support?

Russell has written a letter to Sussan Ley regarding the discrimination he has felt after requesting a breast screen.   Hon Sussan Ley MP Minister for[...]

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It’s the little things: What a simple luxury meant to me at a time of great stress

The last two years have been an absolute blur to me. It’s only since we have had a little bit of positive news about my son’s[...]

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Richer or poorer, how do we deal with it?

I wavered about watching an episode of “Struggle Street”, then gave in and watched it. My reaction at first was horror, at the level of bad[...]

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Slippery Grip: Stay-at-home 30 somethings

So someone did a study and told the baby boomers what they already know. Their progeny won’t leave home. Never mind getting out of Dodge. They[...]

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You hear about kids being bullied, but what about parents being bullied by their kids?

There have been some horrible true stories in books, on the web and TV about children being bullied and abused and the resulting effects of those[...]

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Sweet Child o’ Mine: Those music memories that take us back

31 Que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be… sang the lady on the mike. Dazzling in a sequinned dress, she moved from person to person, touching[...]

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When your dying friend or relative doesn’t want visitors

117 There is nothing worse than having a family member near death and having to deal with a string of visitors who you have not seen in[...]

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The relief of May ending

86 I don’t know about you but I’m glad that May is over. In fact, it has come as a relief – in a manner of speaking.[...]

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How to solve our city traffic congestion problems – simply!

36 Moving the work to where the people live rather than moving the people from where they now live to where the work currently is, is a[...]

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House sitting: $40,000 in savings in 381 nights

58 House sitting is our new way of travelling the world, staying in some beautiful places, living like locals, caring for homes and pets and reducing our[...]

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The confusion of medications

4 Are you confused by the vast array of tablets and potions available at your local chemist or even your local supermarket in many cases these days?[...]

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An unusual Mother’s Day present

4 From Whyalla on the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula, we raced the 300 kilometres to the town of Elliston where we had a picnic lunch[...]

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Law and order: When is too much, too much?

76 One of my favourite shows from the 80s was Hill Street Blues, that wonderfully gritty police drama set in a ghetto of an anonymous city in the[...]

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Food for thought: Amazing dishes from around the world

14 An old adage says that you don’t really know someone until you walk a mile in their shoes. We believe it is just as true that[...]

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Food allergies – a rising danger for our grandchildren

22 What is happening to Australian children? Professor Katie Allen, a senior researcher at Melbourne’s Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, has completed a study which showed that one[...]

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Is this the “real” Mr Darcy?

35 Many discussions over the years about Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (you knew that), are about the persona of Fitzwilliam Darcy. As described in the novel[...]

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