When Does Someone Cease to be a Person?

Any doctor or family members considering turning off a ventilator or withholding food and water from someone who is ‘brain dead,’ or to use the currently preferred term, in a persistent vegetative state, should read the article Reborn by Steve Boggan in the UK Guardian first. We have always been told there is no recovery from …

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Telstra Free Directory Assistance Number

You can’t blame Telstra for wanting to make money. If they offer a paid directory assistance number and people choose to call it, that increases returns to shareholders. Nothing wrong with that. But Telstra does have a free directory service. Telstra’s free directory assistance number is 1223.

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WA Wildflowers

I lived in Western Australia, the “Wildflower State,” for a few years, but never really appreciated how beautiful these flowers are. We are in Geraldton to visit Kathy’s mum, who has been in hospital. She is out now, and we were able to take her out to the Coalseam Conservation Park 100kms East of Geraldton. I …

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