Tag Archives: Adelaide

Letter In The World #4

May 9th, 2013 by

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I’m currently back in Australia, having a few precious days at my cottage in Piccadilly and time with my family and friends.

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An informed and active citizen movement in Australia is what has moved the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from being a great idea to an almost certain reality.  There’s been a groundswell of support for this insurance for a long time now, with many Australians agitating for action to make it happen.  The promise of a Federal election in the next few months was the Australian community’s ace card to get it across the line. … Continue Reading

Letter From San Francisco #4

February 13th, 2013 by

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Yesterday, a colleague at work suggested I go and visit Grace Cathedral as I was feeling such a deep sense of grief over the death of someone close. “How do I get there?” I asked.  “Just turn right then left and keep walking up the hill,” she said.

There’s something almost comical about the roller-coaster streets in San Francisco. I walked up the big dipper street feeling my energy grow as I walked ever upward to the church spire. I’ve always liked the idea of grace.… Continue Reading