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Some Friends Leave a Hole When They Are Gone

Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got ‘Til it’s gone Joni Mitchell: Big Yellow Taxi I have come to realise that friends fall into a number of categories, the most valuable being that you … Continue reading

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Our Defining Moments Can Be Our Darkest Times

Sometimes our defining moments are in our darkest times. Mine usually are. At the end of a ‘week from hell’ I am so thankful that a new day brings opportunities to conquer demons, put down unhelpful attitudes & work towards … Continue reading

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Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

The saying, ‘Light at the end of the tunnel‘ is often used as a term of optimism for when things in the here-and-now are a bit rough. Indeed, I am aware firsthand how dark, confusing & directionless life can seem, … Continue reading

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Life’s Furnace

I’ve just returned from lunch with a good friend.  Apart from the usual catching-up we discussed our lives and where we thought we are heading.  This was significant as my friend’s mum has been ill for some time and then … Continue reading

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An Oasis in the Storms of Life

Today’s news is filled with horror … the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, 15 dead in a Nigerian oil pipeline fire, winter storms dumping huge snowfalls in Colorado, teenager dies in street stabbing, disabled woman trapped by vandals … and the … Continue reading

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