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Reflective Practice – A Healthy Habit

It’s as though Mother Nature has sent us to our rooms to think over a few things. Col Hughes shared this cartoon by Michael Leunig as a reflection to commence the Board meeting last Tuesday evening and I thought it was too good not to share! As one of the great secular theologians of our time, Leunig reminds us […]

After the Lockdown

There will come a time when we are free of the restrictions imposed – appropriately so – by the COVID19 pandemic.  Some states are already relaxing the rules, broadening the boundaries. While I think the stance of the Victorian government in not removing restrictions too hastily is a wise and sensible one, the signs are […]

Finding Hope

It could be easy to despair, to lose hope, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not just because of the illness and loss of life that is the direct outcome of the disease, but also because of the loss of jobs, the threat to income, the loss of security as financial nest eggs are […]

The Deep Loneliness of Humanity

I have never actually watched Married At First Sight so I may not be qualified to comment, but I have seen the ads and I’ve read a few Facebook posts so I have some idea of the premise of the program. What really fascinates me is the popularity of this bizarre (my evaluation) reality TV […]

Christmas Amidst the Ashes

Do you feel it too? A sort of uneasy jarring between the celebration of Christmas, with its parties and jingles, and the real suffering of people dealing with bushfires and volcanoes and road trauma and violence and changing climate. Prime Minister Morrison has copped flack for being on holidays while NSW and Qld burns, but […]