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No only children for me

I know some of my regular readers and friends are either only children, or parents to only child families.  This post is my thoughts and rationales, and in no way a judgement I pass on you and your circumstances.  I know that whilst at this juncture it may seem for me to be a choice, …
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Brexit & war on young people

Unrelated thoughts that I want to ‘rant’ on. I audibly gasped when my brother sent me a message, from the UK where he lives and works, that Brexit won. I know it’s reductionist, but I can’t thinking the xenophobic, immigration hating people.  And since it’s happened; I’ve seen other perspectives.  It may result in better …
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More to me than a job

Since the 18th August, so almost a month, in the new role, I’ve been grappling with the added commute.  Today, the boss asked me how I felt about the roll etc. I am steadfastly unmoving in my rejection of a permanent role with a 2 hours commute per day. 10 hours a week! My close …
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The scurge of cheap stuff

In the last little while, there’s been a lot of advertising for Kmart and BigW (both the same sorts of stores, essentially lower priced department stores).  One of KMart’s slogans is ‘We make low prices irresistible’ – and on the surface, most people think that sounds great.  Who wouldn’t want to ‘get more for less’ …
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Living together before marriage

The second topic I’d like to broach in the thorny issues of religion is living together before marriage.  Almost all the friends I have do and have lived together prior to marriage.  That being said, I also have friends and acquaintances who strictly believe that couples should not live together before marriage, and this extends …
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Falling in love

I know most of my (known) readers are married, so it brings me to a question: how does it feel knowing you will never (or should never) romantically fall in love again? The recent Father’s Day PostSecret post started me on these thoughts, here’s an example: It’s not Father’s Day in Australia, we celebrate that …
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Career choices of children

Another (potentially) controversial article, although not touching at all on religion.  I like to explore issues by writing, but my aim is never to offend anyone.  If anything, I welcome people to provide me alternative points of view! It’s a long time before I’ll have to worry about the career choices my children will make.  But then …
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Private reading

In a post-cum-article innocuously called ‘To Read or Not to Read‘ I journeyed into the sorrow of a young woman making the final arrangements to empty the house she’d grown up in with her parents and brother.  There’s eight parts, and I’ve read at least half of them now.  The one linked above is about …
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What are you hiding behind?

I don’t often post other people’s content, but I loved this TEDx video.  I grew up with this woman as my newsreader, so I wanted to share it with you. Tracey Spicer strips on stage When I talked about the cost of being vain, I meant that I REFUSE to spend that much money, let …
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The limitations of green power

For irregular readers, I’m an electrical engineer in the power industry.  My day job was building new substations in suburban streets, and now my job is to do maintenance on these kiosk sub stations that supply houses, businesses and everything in between! My capstone project (ie  my engineering thesis) was about micro hydro power in …
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