An Easter reflection for our local paper, The Border Watch. There are times when you revisit something from the past that reminds you of the changing nature of your own life. Go back to the place where you first went to school; it’s likely you’ll think it’s so much smaller than you remember it. School …

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Prepared for our local paper, The Border Watch. Peak-hour traffic is relative. In Mount Gambier it’s the seven or eight cars in front of me waiting at the Jubilee Highway – Wehl Street roundabout. In Brisbane it’s nose to tail traffic for kilometres for three hours in the morning and three hours in the evening. …

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Prepared for our local newspaper, the Border Watch. Even though the date changes from year to year, the name ‘Ash Wednesday’ gives rise to powerful memories that abide more that thirty years after the fires raged through the affected areas of South Australia and Victoria. Having moved to this region over a decade ago it …

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Prepared for our local paper, The Border Watch. Sometimes the grass really is greener. Spending a week away in Sydney the grass is so lush and green everywhere. The trees throughout the suburbs are so large and foliage so dense. Watered by the abundant summer rain and encouraged by sunshine and humidity the plant life …

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