Twilight

A willy wag tails sits before me, swinging his tail, then falling into quiet repose, while the afternoon grows long. Just before, I dropped my eldest at the airport so he can return to the final push of study, and to be reunited with the love of his life. His future...

Whirling Dervishes

A few years ago my wife became friends with a beautiful couple from the Middle East. I will protect their identity here, but they arrived as asylum seekers on a boat having fled war in their own country. Australia offered them refuge and a future. They were deeply...

Life in a Balloon

I don’t really have a bucket list, but if I did, I ticked something off it this week. My son and I shared a hot air balloon flight with extended family over the Gold Coast, as a 21st birthday gift. I don’t like heights, and I’m disproportionally...