lady wisdom

“Lady Wisdom goes out in the street and shouts.  At the town centre she makes her speech. In the middle of the traffic she takes her stand. At the busiest corner she calls out: "Carelessness kills and complacency is murder” (PR 1) She’s a wise one, this Lady Wisdom. She’s so full of grace and […]

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it’s simple

I came with ignorance. A window cleaner walking the traffic line is simply working for his pay. A boy juggling between the traffic is clearly working for his family. But here in this concrete city, it is the gateway to Europe for the business of trafficking people. Nothing is clear, and simple is complicated. This […]

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welcome home

A home is not a house with only mortar and brick and frames and wires. That is a structure and only a structure. It can be solid from the wind, dry in the downpour and warm in frost but it’s just a structure. You see what’s missing; the thing inside. There’s nothing inside without life […]

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opposites attract

I drive. On the opposite side of the road. In Greece. Note that the last factor is crazy. And I wondered if my brain could process the opposite of what I had taught it way back in the day in Australia. Left was the right thing but now right is right. Am I right? Thessaloniki is […]

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para-para-paradise

This is being written on a beach. This is how I spend my weekend, every weekend. And it’s needed because it gives your head a rest. You can think about no more than two things at a time when your whole body is hanging in clear blue water two meters deep. One, two thoughts. You […]

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On a 40 degree Sunday we escaped to the beach that lies near the foot of Mount Olympus. With some real Greeks inside our car we made our sneaky way into a caravan park to lie on their deck chairs and swim in their waters. And this mini beetle show was happening in the car […]

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bring it back

It’s the simple things that bring dignity back. That doesn’t mean that bringing dignity back is simple, but it’s simply simple things that do it. You must take care and lots of it. What restores value? It’s love. So you’ve got to make that obvious. So obvious that it’s bold and strong; Like a coffee […]

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