Category Archive: Family



My daughter is almost 34 and a mother of three small children of her own.  It is a time when I get to watch her learning, struggling, achieving and reveling in both the challenges and the absolute joys of parenting and we come to a new understanding of each other.  This week we had opportunity …

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Changing the world

Wanting to change the world seems like an enormous undertaking, but I’m starting to think that it is possible in little ways, depending on how you define your world.  At some point in my more recent adult years, I realised that it is often the smallest of undertakings that create the biggest changes in the …

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The grief puzzle


During the winter months when my children were young, I would often set up a jigsaw puzzle on a table in the living room. It would always have at least 1000, often more, pieces. The table would be a place where one or more of us could sit whenever we felt inclined, to sort pieces …

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