Category Archives: Voices in the dark

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The Arrival

I picked up a book last week. It was among the children’s books, marked down by 50%. The picture on the cover caught my eye and I opened its pages to find not a single word. Page after page was … Continue reading

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Sunday Selections: Ruined

My thoughts this weekend have been morose. The devastation I see in our world is so vast, much of it driven by our own greed. I wanted to post something uplifting, but the illusions have been shattered and my soul … Continue reading

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Christmas Island: the greatest gift they’ll get this year is life

There’s a lot of discussion this week about the disaster on Christmas Island; if there’s one thing that will polarise people, it is refugees, asylum and illegal entry. The GOFA and I have been talking and we have differing memories … Continue reading

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Agora: a tale of heroism

A not infrequent topic of discussion in the House of Forks revolves around the definition of a hero. It is closely linked to discussions of truth, honesty and religion, depending on whether it’s the GOFA or myself leading the charge … Continue reading

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Camels

May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits. If ever there was a curse, I reckon that one would send you rapidly insane. I’m saving it for just the right person; I’m yet to meet anyone truly deserving … Continue reading

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Forty-five

Sometimes, when you least expect it and most need it, people do something to restore your faith, just a little, in human nature. People with whom you may have had only a brief encounter or with whom you have lost … Continue reading

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Vale

I don’t intend to publish my poetry in the blog pages, but this is the only way I can say what I wish to about the person at the heart of this poem. Actually, it only says part of what … Continue reading

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Issues that matter

Like most people, I have my pet issues, those societal concerns that drive public debate and political rhetoric. As a healthcare provider the standard and means of its delivery is high on my list. There’s the environment; the use, waste … Continue reading

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Why I eschew religion

I was raised the youngest child in a large Catholic family. My parents were active within our local parish, educated their children in Catholic schools and ensured we attended church every weekend. As I suspect many young do, I once … Continue reading

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Auschwitz Dance Video

I caught a segment on a morning show as I pottered about this morning on my not-so-lazy RDO. I have writing to do, but it can wait a short time. The video is a dance at Holocaust sites around Europe … Continue reading

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