Nothing for a Day

I will be in transit from Kangaroo Island, South Australia to Wellington, New Zealand, on Monday to be with my sister Amanda in hospital (see posts below). So unless I have longer than expected wait times in an airport somewhere, there won’t be any new posts for the next 24 hours. Please keep praying for Amanda, and …

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Amanda Update

My sister Amanda is out of danger, and doctors have confirmed there is no damage to her spine. Praise God.   They are considering waking her up tomorrow. I am flying from Adelaide to Wellington tomorrow, and hope to with her by the evening.   Please keep her in your prayers as she begins the …

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Prayer Request

My much loved sister Amanda has suffered from depression for the last two years, including two periods of hospitalisation. Last week she was hospitalised again in Wanganui in New Zealand. Three days ago she jumped from the fourth floor of the hospital. She was on 15 minute observations, and hospital staff and doctors were warned …

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Sea Kitten Cuddled

A la Tim Blair, a sea kitten being cuddled in the approved PETA fashion. The non sea kitten in the photo is Amber, granddaughter of some friends. She accompanied us on a recent sea kitten cuddling trip near American River on Kangaroo Island. A number of large King George Whiting were successfully cuddled.

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What’s With the Serviette Under the Food?

In the category of other dumb ideas – why is the trend in cafes now to put the serviette under the food, coffee, whatever? This makes it completely useless for its intended purpose, which is to have a convenient way of wiping hands, mouth etc. For a serviette to be able to do its job, two …

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What Matters

More than just kindness, whatever Jewel might say. What matters are the things that make us human – our capacity for relationships, for creativity, for hope, and our capacity for rational and purposeful investigation of the world around us. Baz Lurhmann in Moulin Rouge had it right with his catalogue of beauty, truth and love. But these …

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