Tag Archives: life matters

The need to find one’s tribe

“For courtesy’s sake, and from frustration, she often acted as if she felt herself at one with the company, but since no one assumed that she was not one of them, since she never convinced herself in the role, since … Continue reading

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Compassion and discomfort

Tomorrow night Get up is organising a candle vigil for the refugee crisis in Europe.  I desperately want to support this cause and so my first thought of course was, great, I will go. But then something happened, practical considerations … Continue reading

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Lunch boxes and lollypops

Just as the year draws to a close amidst the craziness of the end of the school year, whilst discussing the never ending juggle of work, study and the continual responsibilities of bringing up 3 kids, including a very hands … Continue reading

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Motivating kindness

There was a recent call for paper for the  Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) Anniversary Workshop. The papers were asked to address the following question: Many individuals in affluent nations are aware that a vast number of people live in conditions … Continue reading

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