Life…On Pain

There will be times of woe There will be times of want There will be times of knee shattering pain. Know it, expect it, accept it.   Don’t pretend Don’t medicate Don’t temporize Cry it, heal it, accept it.   But do not seek it Do not fan the flames Do not make it harder…

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To All Year Twelve Students

   “I’m an old man now. I’ve lived a long and difficult life filled with so many misfortunes, most of which never happened.” Mark Twain   When a writer writes a line that hangs around a long time, it is because there is a truth within that touches us all. When I first read these…

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Do all the good that you can

Do all the good that you can,  in all the places you can, in all the ways that you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, for as long as you can. ~John Wesley

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The Power Of Love

I laid my hands on my dogs’ spine And I prayed. No, not to a god of religion Not to a theology or a dogma To the universe, to love, to the power, the energy that I know pulsates in all things. I sometimes call it spirit Sometimes ATI…All That Is Sometimes divine mother because…

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When did we Start Confusing Money with Death?

I was watching PBS today And they said That cyber terrorism (Don’t they love that word terrorism?) Is becoming so bad that It is like Pearl Harbour. And I thought Hang on… Didn’t people die At Pearl Harbour And I wondered… When did we start confusing Money With Death? 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282…

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Olympic Values

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Olympics lately…unsurprisingly. I’m not a sport kind a girl and I won’t watch much of it. But I will watch the opening. I love the concept of the Olympics. That the world can come together and play/compete in peace. I like that…a lot. But I’ve been wondering other…

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Teaching Our Kids To Be Bullies

In the supermarket a mother chastises her child with; “If you don’t stop that I’ll knock you down.”  From the neighbour’s house came screaming voices as mum and dad disagreed. In state parliament yesterday one politician arguing with another stated it was unfortunate that; “I can’t take you outside and beat you to death.” On…

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