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Mercy

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On a small island off the coast of Central Java called Nusakambangan, two Australian men sit in isolation cells awaiting their execution by firing squad.  Their names are Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.  They… Continue reading

Look for the light

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Despite the fact that it is high summer here in Australia, the world seems very dark at the moment. Everywhere we look there is conflict, war, hatred and cruelty, none of which seems… Continue reading

I Will Be There

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Music seems to be a bigger part of my life than usual at the moment – and that’s saying something …. This is my most recent discovery and it’s been on high rotation… Continue reading

Sounds of Then

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It’s summer in Melbourne – dare I say high summer? The evenings are long and drowsy, and the mornings do not provide the relief from the heat for which we all long.  The… Continue reading

Nous sommes Charlie

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I woke this morning to the news of the appalling tragedy in Paris.  I cried on the way to work as I listened to descriptions of the brutal deaths that the (presumed) terrorists… Continue reading

Merry and bright

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Merry Christmas and happy holidays, dear Baraza readers! I was in Sydney last Monday and Tuesday, which is not unusual in the scheme of things.  However, what was unusual was a lone gunman… Continue reading

‘Tis the season

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‘Tis the season for … – far too much work leading up to the holidays – enormous grumpiness on my part – never enough caffeine – vast amounts of tinsel garlands in our… Continue reading

Thankful

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Australians don’t celebrate Thanksgiving (that would be weird), but towards the end of a busy and stressful week, I’ve found that Thanksgiving couldn’t have come at a better time for me this year.… Continue reading

Black and white

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Recently I was tagged by a friend on Facebook and invited to participate in a “black and white photo challenge”. You might have seen it going around. The challenge went for 5 days… Continue reading

Reflections

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It’s been such a long week so far – the only things keeping me going right now are copious amounts of coffee, chocolate muffins and this song. Yeah.