Invisible Scars

I spent yesterday morning with Tanya's husband, Rick. Tanya collapsed overnight and had to be taken to hospital. Rick has suspected for a while that she has been close to having a breakdown. "She couldn't sit still. She was like a caged bird," he said. "Up and down all night, listening outside Leo's door to... Continue Reading →

FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY.

My neighbour, Lawrie, budding political activist and environmentalist, protested at the recent APEC summit in Sydney. His was an anti-Bush, stop global warming platform, a peaceful protest that at the time he felt was worthwhile. Now he is not so sure. Recent news reports from around the world have left him reeling. Monks being brutalised... Continue Reading →

GOIN’ TO THE CHAPEL OF LOVE.

I didn't post yesterday because it was the day of my sister's wedding. Naturally, I was nervous. Third marriage; bride and groom with a history of jealous obsessiveness, tactlessness and restricted access to former partners. Naturally, I was worried. Will they be drunk? Will they be high? Will they remember today is their wedding day?... Continue Reading →

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