Judgement

As the same sex marriage postal survey is happening in Australia, the arguments for and against are ramping up, and there is so much vitriol floating around it makes me sick.  There are strong proponents of both views, and on both sides there are vindictive and angry people.  There is a lot of fear, misinformation, …

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Contradictory Worlds

It is such a bizarre thing living in two vastly different worlds, belonging to both, yet not quite belonging to either.  I am loving being back in Australia; I've missed both the people and the places, but it's so weird to think that life is going on as normal back in Sentani as I settle …

Flexibility…

By now I'm sure you all know the big news; I'm staying in Indonesia for another semester. Our school year doesn't start until January and I was going home to work as a relief teacher until then, so I've delayed my plans. This means I won't be back in Australia for good until Christmas.  I …

Fitting In

It's a strange thing to not know where you fit. I'm about to move back to Melbourne, a place I haven't lived in for 6.5 years.  My friends have moved on, they've changed.  I've moved on, I've changed.  My friends have kids who either don't really remember me, or don't know me at all.  Relationships have …