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Reflections Once More

This post ran two years ago today in the immediate aftermath of the attack on Parliament Hill. The question raised, the striking of a balance between justice (which may at times be more vengeance) and love remains a difficult one. 636 more words


April 2016: Australian War Memorial's Last Post Service

Just before the close of the Australian War Memorial each and every day is the Last Post Ceremony, which is probably best described as a shorter ANZAC commemorative service, in which the Memorial tells the story of one of the (too many) thousands of Australians whose names appear on the Wall of Remembrance, signifying their ultimate sacrifice for our country. 186 more words


April 2016: Canberra by Bike

Whilst not a capital city with the same gravitas and history as Washington D.C. or Ottawa or London, Canberra traditionally gets a raw deal from people who point out it’s soulless appearance, early closing times for… 220 more words


Birthday Month - How Do We Age?

My mother is 81 this year. I saw her last when she was 50. I look at myself in the mirror now, at 63 and it is her features I see in many essential ways. 711 more words


These Rooms, Dublin Theatre Festival, review: 'hugely stirring'

Although it’s 100 years since the Easter Rising, the Dublin Theatre Festival isn’t banging a very loud drum to mark the occasion. Its main highlights include a new play at the Abbey from…

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Monday 26th to Thursday 29th September 2016

I’m really sorry about the absence of posts. Hopefully this one will start to explain at least one of the reasons why I have been a little distracted of late. 388 more words