Category Archives: Inspired by Life

Posts inspired by the life of Seeds of Hope administrator, Daniel Pask

Will Shared Joys, Hardships and Talents Unite Us?

Here’s an admission.  Your resident Blog Master is one of many modern folk who have taken to so-called internet dating to find love.  And it looks like paying off! Now a date, technically, is any experience in which a man … Continue reading

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A New Role, A New Lease on Life

  No doubt about it, it’s been a long time between posts! The greatest joys that have befallen me during this time away have been requests to become Godfather to not one, but two terrific little boys, Raphael and Christopher. … Continue reading

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The “We Wish You Weren’t There” Treatment

Sorry that things have been rather slow on this blog of late. It hasn’t been my intention to remain silent. I recently read an entry on another ‘blog – one to do with so-called “online dating, of all things -about … Continue reading

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Reflection on Holidays

Oops! I seem to have forgotten that Christmas, a major celebration for many and a holiday season, too, has all but passed by for another year. I hope everyone had opportunity to mark Christmas and enjoy a break from usual … Continue reading

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Changing the Australian Culture of Death: the NDIS offers Hope

The think-tank, Price Waterhouse Coopers, has released a paper called Disability Expectations,: Investing in a Better Life, a Stronger Australia.  It rightly points out that, for the government’s proposed National Disability Insurance Scheme to work, there needs to be an … Continue reading

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Portraiture: the art defending and proclaiming humanity

Australia’s National Portrait Gallery, situated here in Canberra from whence I write, is a rare and important institution. It’s collection and exhibitions, both permanent and temporary, reflect the characters and events that have been important in forming the Nation. The … Continue reading

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Relatively Random Reflections on “Being One”

Almost very other ‘blogger I have read who deals with the topics of euthanasia and assisted suicide has an article or reflection on isolation.  Ironic, isn’t it, that isolation is universally sensed, a factor uniting us, our understanding of which … Continue reading

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