Muchness

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The lonely island of normal

“What a lonely island you’ve been,” the therapist brimmed with compassion, her head tilted to one side and a small furrow forming between her brows. It was the end of … Continue reading

August 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

Enthusiasm between friends

I grew up in a small town in the hinterland of the Gold Coast. It was a beautiful, if quiet, life. I had two or three good friends, a smattering … Continue reading

June 22, 2018 · 1 Comment

Five strangers in Florence

A few weeks ago, though it already feels like another life, I sat outside in the warm Italian sun with the cityscape of Florence before me. I was slowly getting … Continue reading

May 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why put a ring on it?

This blog post is on behalf of unmarried women everywhere and men who don’t understand what the big deal is. The romantic gestures of engagement and marriage are dying in … Continue reading

May 7, 2018 · 1 Comment

Hanging out

Why don’t we hang out at each other’s houses anymore? Do you remember when you were young and you had no money? Maybe you had a bike or parents who … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

This is why I vote yes

Marriage equality was one of the first things that led me to leave Christianity. It was 2007 and I was about as Christian as you could get. I loved God … Continue reading

September 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Eh? Love yourself?

What does it mean to love yourself?   Valentines Day is over for another year and for many people, it’s a time of mixed emotion. Sure, love is grand, but … Continue reading

February 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Forgiving someone who hurt you

When you hurt someone and humble yourself to say sorry and ask for forgiveness, you want everything to go back to the way it was. If they forgive you, then … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · 4 Comments

Why won’t the past stay in the past?

Sometimes new events carry echoes of the past. We may think we’ve moved on, broken up, left behind our former hurts and laid them long to rest, but the past … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · 1 Comment
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