Tag Archives: fear

Dung beetle love story

For the past few months there has been much in the news detailing recent scientific observations of my favorite beetle.  The dung beetle, a most amazing creature.  One that has been a totem of mine for quite some time with … Continue reading

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time will come

When I have seen Time’s fell hand defaced The rich-proud cost of outworn buried age; When sometime lofty towers I see down-razed And brass eternal slave to mortal rage; When I have seen the hungry ocean gain Advantage on the … Continue reading

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Getting out of the way

It’s taken me a while to get back to writing a new post, even as my mind and heart is preoccupied, my commitment to this blog writing demands that I not abandon it, to just write, no matter how imperfect. … Continue reading

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Tribute to a life of courage

A somewhat different post today, but an obituary in the Financial Times weekend paper touched me in a way few have in recent times.  A woman who defied the great might of bullies and organised crime of the modern era … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Doldrums

All in a hot and copper sky, The bloody Sun, at noon, ‘ Right up above the mast did stand, No bigger than the Moon. Day after day, day after day, We stuck, no breath no motion; As idle as … Continue reading

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Swimming with sharks

This past week has felt somewhat like my last diving experience 20 years ago.  My husband and I had learnt how to dive during our time down under while living in Australia.  We took lessons, did our requisite deep dives … Continue reading

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Close up and intimate

Being deeply loved… gives you strength, loving deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu   Those of us who work in the field of paediatric palliative medicine often have the experience that children with terminal illness, close to death, wait for … Continue reading

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