Tag Archives: Death

Better than sex?

For someone on a visit to Australia for his dad’s funeral, this might strike you as an odd topic for a post. You’re right and wrong. Let me explain. First, some administrative stuff: All of my flights were on time. … Continue reading

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The flying visit to Australia beckons

My flight will arrive in Australia on Monday morning after a gazillion hours in the air and at airports. My aunt (actually, my cousin — it’s a long story) has organized for her two boys and their partners, and my … Continue reading

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How much can a koala bear?

Up until a few minutes ago, I was on auto-pilot, numb to it, all rational and stable. This morning, I was still in bed and only awake for a few minutes when the phone rang. My ‘aunt’ (cousin) called to … Continue reading

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He died tonight

By the time I’ve finished typing this my ever-so-logical father will be gone. He had an awful childhood but, within the constraints of his emotionally-stunted upbringing, he was a kind and always helpful person. Expressing affection was impossible for him, … Continue reading

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