The Household Gods

I have to admit that I hated Latin-with a passion! Forced to endure the dry subject for six years of High School, I found little relevance in the dead language to my life as a teenager. We studied such fascinating (sarcasm intended) works as Catullus’ “How to Start a Farm” and other equally riveting works…

When Duty Calls…..

I am fortunate to presently live a very free and abundant life of travel and adventure, exploring new places while enjoying the companionship of much loved pets. And yet there are times when the cycles of life intervene and I am required to take action when the animals become sick or injured. One such experience…

Why I (Still) Love Melbourne

Maybe its the sign on St Paul’s Cathedral “Let’s fully welcome refugees”. At a time when asylum seekers are being universally  demonised by government, newspapers and popular opinion, Melbourne proudly announces its support of “the least of these” . Perhaps its because so many Melbournians have come from migrant backgrounds and they understand just how…

The Art of Giving and Receiving

“We make a living from what we get but we make a life from what we give” Winston Churchill “We are now living in an economy not a society….everything has become a commodity” Tom Keneally Must money be the foundation and measure  for every human exchange?  Is an amount of money the ultimate indicator of…