Community, Mental Health

Sunday Sayings – Differences and Reality TV

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs,… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Differences and Reality TV

Community

Sunday Sayings – Compassion

In a perfect world, no one group or individual would feel so threatened or socially isolated they would need to resort to violence or aberrant behaviour. We can all do our part in our own small neighbourhood, to drag the metaphorical elephant by the hair.

New Zealand Oriental Bay
Community

Survival Tips for Neighbours from Hell

We think of neighbours in concrete terms, in being good or bad, but are they in fact, just varying degrees of different, from ourselves? They lead different lives, they might have different beliefs and traditions, but they are still people, first and foremost. And they make up our community.

Vejen, Denmark
Book review, Community

Invisible Murder – Book Review

With the topic of refugees and terrorism very much in the news, this novel by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis, is written for our time and makes for illuminating reading.   Two impoverished Roma boys are scavenging for something to sell in the ruins of an abandoned Soviet military hospital. Purportedly to improve the lives… Continue reading Invisible Murder – Book Review