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Monday Morning Musing #6 – Two millennials and a year of fulfilment

I was proud and excited to see them on the brink of this new adventure. Two young millennials, their backpacks over-stuffed with dreams, and what they might need in this year to come. Departing from Den Haag, that long-distance bus trip would deliver them to their new destination. Slovenia, a small country bordered by Italy,… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #6 – Two millennials and a year of fulfilment

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Monday Morning Musings #5 – Finding the words to say what matters

I have three books on display on my office that I've received as gifts during the last year: The Poetry Pharmacy by William Sieghart The Novel Cure by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin Art as Therapy by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong The therapeutic value of writing has been clear to me for many… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings #5 – Finding the words to say what matters

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Monday Morning Musings #4 – I Can Go Home Now

It’s been two months since our farewell to India and like good vagabonds, we’ve indulged in a series of adventures – Greece, Scotland, England and now a sojourn in The Netherlands. Not knowing where our next posting is to be, we purposefully chose some time in Europe. But now… I want to go home. In… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings #4 – I Can Go Home Now

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Monday Morning Musings #3 – Writing Through Pain

If you've read our book then you will know that my father underwent tests for prostate cancer and dementia last autumn and that both tests came back borderline. In December he turned 90 and we celebrated in style with family and friends. Eight weeks later everything changed. Cancer was confirmed. Vascular Dementia was confirmed. Pa… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings #3 – Writing Through Pain

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Monday Morning Musings #2 – A high-school reunion, international style

They came to Den Haag from Canada, the UK and Norway, their nationalities including Italian, Finnish and Polish. Six high school friends united for a weekend of fun, friendship and reminiscing. Five years ago, almost to the day, these kids reluctantly parted after four years at Stavanger's International School. Perhaps my son Andrew (first on… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings #2 – A high-school reunion, international style