Freedom

There's been a lot of stuff going round about 'freedom' on social media. I think we've all seen people dodging police on borders, vowing they won't wear masks, and others protesting against a vaccine that doesn't even exist yet. I've seen social media posts about organisations, religious bodies, and businesses declaring their 'freedom' to do … Continue reading Freedom

A Message to Scott Morrison

This week, Médecins Sans Frontiers, or Doctors Without Borders, was ordered to remove their mental health team from Nauru, where about 800 refugees, including 90 or so children, are being kept in offshore detention, at the behest of the Australian Government. There have been repeated, independent reports of the appalling conditions that these, already traumatised, … Continue reading A Message to Scott Morrison

Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly.

"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.     And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy      and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8 This was part of the reading at church this morning, and the basis of the sermon. I'm a Christian, which is not necessarily … Continue reading Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly.

Life and Death and Easter

It's been a weekend of mixed feelings, topping off a couple of weeks of sadness and tiredness. In my non-writing life, I'm a physiotherapist. I spend three days a week working with injured and unwell people. I often work with people in pain, but it's most commonly physical pain. Most of them get better, which … Continue reading Life and Death and Easter