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What’s in a Name? Choosing a Pen Name

In the retired, predictable world that is Forestwood by the Sea, serious changes are afoot. I've been lucky enough to score a part-time job writing for a lifestyle magazine. Yay for me. However, after the initial excitement settled, the ramifications of taking on this role had me worried. Journalists cop a bit of flack in… Continue reading What’s in a Name? Choosing a Pen Name

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A Double Tragedy hits the British People

I was saddened to read of the tragic death of Prince Harry. The young Prince and Father killed in a horse-riding accident in the early hours of this morning. Only hours after the news of the Prince's death broke, the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, choked on a cucumber sandwich and couldn't be revived when… Continue reading A Double Tragedy hits the British People

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Google will Help You

In the almost forgotten days B.C. meaning, "Before Covid," we might search for holiday accommodation, or sightseeing spots using Google. Sometimes Google suggests places we didn't even know we wanted to go, based on our search history and we don't have to ask. Whilst away on vacations, we might need to know a good place… Continue reading Google will Help You

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Sunday Sayings – Being Open Minded and The Press

Refugees and Journalistic Bias The MOTH and I were discussing the situation of the Tamil Family- the subjects of failed applications for refugee status, in Australia. This, despite country Queensland being their home of many years and the small community of Biloela wanting, and indeed fighting, to keep them in Australia. Federal court injunctions were… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Being Open Minded and The Press

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Australian DJ Royal Prank ends in Nurse’s death. When does a joke go too far? Are Journalists to blame?

This is an intriguing article, and I am also guilty of judging others, and fight with myself often about this less than desirable trait. Perhaps the lack of instant communication and instant "news" that we have today, contributes to our feeling qualified to pass comment. If we received this "news" by letter four months down the track, would we be so quick to judge, or would time give us more patience and empathy? Something to ponder about?