Tag Archives: Samoa

A challenge

Here’s a challenge for you all. We have some money left over from building and stocking the Clea Salavert Library at Lalomanu Primary School in Samoa. The holders of that money (the Australian Academy of Humanities – AAH) no longer … Continue reading

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Seven Years

Seven years ago I promised my daughter that when we returned from our holiday in Samoa that we would replace the curtains in her room and repaint her room. Seven years later, I have finally managed to replace her curtains, … 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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The Haystacks

One of the first things that anyone notices during the 45 minute drive from Faleolo airport to Apia in Samoa is the number of churches that abound. There are churches of all denominations – Methodist, Presbyterian, Congregationalist, Mormon, Catholic, Jehovah … Continue reading

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Returning to Samoa – yet again

It was time to undertake yet another trip to Samoa – my fourth. This time my older sister came with me on her first trip there. I am never sure how I will respond to a visit to Samoa. I … 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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Image of a Man

On this day of solitude (Good Friday) I want to share this enduring image of a man which I hold in my mind. This is a man who I only know because Clea died and because she died in a place … Continue reading

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