Monthly Archives: March 2011

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I can hear the breath┬áspeeding in my ears as I approach his house. Shallow, quick breath. And the sound of a distant car. A bird. A dog. And the car is closer, turning into the road. Behind me. I walk … Continue reading

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Gay Rights

I was just watching ‘Are You Being Served‘ the English tv show from the ’70’s. So good. But it made me realise how few steps we’ve taken in terms of Gay Rights in the last 40 years. One of the … Continue reading

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Happenstance Parenting

Through happenstance, I may have found a solution to our sons’ sibling rivalry. My eldest son, Max, is a sweet-natured, good-humoured, considerate boy with everyone except his little brother. Max struggled with sharing his family from around six weeks after … Continue reading

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Flowers

  Because I realise that every three year old girl deserves some flowers, I dug and built and planted and mulched. Now hopefully they grow…  

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High Tea

I ate everything on this platter… I am project managing the design and construction of a new online hub and portal for 12-25 year olds from Coffs Harbour to Great Lakes on the Mid North Coast of NSW – genwire. … Continue reading

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Our School

Well here we are again, looking at the schools and their achievements on the My Schools website. I’m sad but not at all surprised to see that our school isn’t looking crash hot. In fact they are substantially below average … Continue reading

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Youthie Up Date

In February 2009 a young man called Caleb Jarrett was stabbed to death in my town. There’s a court case going in Coffs Harbour around his death so I won’t go into too many details about it, but it was … Continue reading

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Unkya

My eight year old son, Tully, decided that he wanted to make some money last week, and as he has also decided he’s going to be on the next Master Chef series, the best way to make money is clearly … Continue reading

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