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Little Girls Don’t Have ‘Boyfriends’

I was at the beach the other day, pushing my toes into the sand and reading a book, when a family of four arrived and parked right next to me. Now, I’m not anti-social. So I didn’t mind that from […]

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An Open Letter To India’s Doctors

Dear healers, You ask rather a lot of us. You want us to trust you with our bodies, our minds, and our lives so that you may heal us. We do. We offer you that trust willingly because we want […]

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Why I’m An Agnostic

I just took a few days off to recuperate and rejuvenate; it was perfect in every way, filled as it was with good friends, good food, and good wine. I had the best time of it. At one point the […]

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Social Media – Etiquette for Individuals and Businesses

Etiquette isn’t as complicated as you might think. A is polite; A is interested in what you have to say; A is responsive. A makes you feel like you’ve contributed something to their day. B ignores everything you tell them; […]

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Social Media – Actually, it’s not about the numbers.

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As you all know, I am a huge fan of social media and networking via the internet. I think it’s a vital and necessary tool for everyone who wants to increase their network and connections, which at the end of […]

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A new blog name – and a rant!

The crossroads are no longer uncertain. Isn’t it amazing what nine months will do? I have direction, purpose, a destination, and a dream. I’ll talk more about that in future posts but my most pressing problem was my blog name. […]

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A Kiss in the Moonlight

My friends will all tell you that there’s one thing that’s absolutely predictable about me: I’m a sucker for romance. Anything that lets me know my boyfriend has been thinking about me fills me with wonderful happiness. I’m rather easy […]

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Reliance Netconnect is a Torture Device

It’s no secret that I’ve spent many years struggling with my internet connection. I first signed up with Reliance when they went live in 2008; in fact, I was one of the first people at their store. I was such […]

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Advance, Australia Fair

So, yesterday, ‘Dumb, Drunk and Racist’ was trending on Twitter at about the same time that I was chatting to one of my best friends, who happens to be Australian. He mentioned the show, and I thought it sounded intriguing, […]

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‘First World Problems’

I have a number of friends who use that phrase, fairly often, and it never ceases to make me roll my eyes. When the concept of the three different worlds originated, the Cold War was at its height. The first […]

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