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250 Weeks

250 weeks have passed since my eldest and only daughter drowned on a beach in Samoa, struck by a never-ending wave of tsunami. She was 6 3/4 years old. She would be 11 3/4 years now. I continue to count … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Silence

I have recently finished reading The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes. The final chapter contains excerpts from witnesses in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. One concept which stood out for me was the sounds of silence which they all … Continue reading

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Legacy

I read a rather powerful post about legacy not long ago on a very aptly named blog called Struggle Each Minute (www.struggleeachminute.wordpress.com). There were many parts of this post to which I can relate. The basic tenet is that your … Continue reading

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All pain is the same

“Now I know. All pain is the same. Only the details are different.” ‘The Yellow Birds’ by Kevin Powers. During the week, Amaroo School held a fundraiser for a family who are in need of spending time together. They had … Continue reading

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Happy 10th Birthday Clea

Sometimes, there are no words.

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See Ya

We’ve packed our bags for a trip overseas. As I packed, I knew that within a few days I would have to say goodbye to Clea, yet again, because she can no longer travel with us; only in our hearts. … Continue reading

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Tragedy Support Group

“Hi, my name is Trudie and I’m part of the tragedy support group. I’m here to help you cope with my tragedy and to assist you in your dealings with me. Let me hold your hand as I walk you … Continue reading

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