New resolve for New Year

The first time I heard about Kiribati was in 1996 when I was a participant in an orientation program for volunteers as a co-ordinator had previously volunteered on one of the atolls for a couple of years. This was also the first time  Continue reading “New resolve for New Year”

Just because

How many times have I heard or read “that’s how it is” or “it has always been done that way”  or “it’s the law” or worst of all  “because we can’t“. These statements always leave me wondering why we never stop and think about what we are saying and doing and why rules and guidelines dictate our thinking and actions.  Do we simply comply just because and never attempt to understand the logic or consider alternatives? Continue reading “Just because”

Locked in and kept out?

I sometimes wonder when I was born if Mum walked home from the hospital, pushing me in the hand-me-down pram of my siblings. Growing up without a family car is an integral, carefree, delightful part of who I am – Continue reading “Locked in and kept out?”

Strip Shopping

As the sun starts to set on Saturday afternoons, it is time for Happy Hour, a tradition my husband and I try to uphold. We stop, sit quietly and savor a beer and a glass of wine while we reflect on the past week.  Sometimes Continue reading “Strip Shopping”