Monthly Archives: April 2010

Matt Trudgian

I thought I loved him, I guess it was more of a teen crush, but when he died it took my breath away for months. He once mentioned in passing that he liked camisoles, thought they were classy. I made … Continue reading

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The One That Got Away

I spent the weekend filming and kyacking on my river, Deep Creek.  I filmed a local family who live and breathe the river. Luke Mander canoes to work; Belinda Kyacks for exercise every morning; and their boys, Max (7) and … Continue reading

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Reality

In the height of my hippy days I went to a Women’s Weekend with a wise elder who taught us some of her wise ways. One thing she said stuck with me even as I strayed from extreme left to … Continue reading

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Hospital Food

I haven’t seen any mention of food in this whole hospital funding/ health reform issue, and I think that is of concern. I spent 11 nights in hospital with my daughter last year.  She had whooping-cough and we were kept … Continue reading

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It’s a Dad’s Lot

I think it would be pretty hard to be a dad. Simon, my partner, is an amazing dad. He’s fun, he’s sensible (note the broad rimmed hats in this pic), he’s loving and he does half the parenting. And yet, … Continue reading

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Drugged Wars

Did you know soldiers are commonly fed drugs that will make them fearless and ruthless in war? I had no idea, it makes sense, but it chills me.  The kidnapped child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other countries in … Continue reading

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micro things

Little things can be powerful. Like a nip of good scotch or a new-born baby’s cry.  Or twelve words. I run 12words which is a micro fiction project – stories of twelve words or less.  It’s fun, funny, educational and … Continue reading

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Happy Happy Joy Joy

It’s so 2007, I know but I was just thinking about Happiness.  We seem to have forgotten about it with all this Global Financial Crisis business.  But now that we’ve dodged that happily, shall we go back to wondering whether … Continue reading

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Mother guilt

I spent my first year of motherhood in a terrible state.  I was never diagnosed, but I’m certain I had post natal depression. I lived with a shaking fear that I was going to do something wrong.  I might bring … Continue reading

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