A prayer for healing for angered and troubled souls in my community

My suburb boasts many conveniences and beauty of green hills and wilderness surrounds Shops, a railway line, easy transport, lagoons and playgrounds It seems mostly peaceful, mostly pleasant The short conversations I share as I journey alongside those who live around me mostly boost my soul Baristers, other parents dropping and picking up children from … Read More

San Diego: A successful set-up by a mutual friend

Before we take up again at where I last left off on my travel adventure romance in the United States it’s important to flash back to where I had been in my life about a year prior. Almost exactly a year before my travels stateside I had taken a holiday to Fiji by myself. I … Read More

My actual CV – The things I discount that I have achieved in the last six or so years

So I have always had the terrible habit of comparing myself to others. I have been doing this recently. You see I’m not 100% happy with where I am at in my career and I am spending a little bit of time on LinkedIn where I inevitably encounter the profile of someone whom I used … Read More

Los Angeles: A once in a lifetime trip to the Coffee Bean and two lives changed forever

LAX Kathump.  That was the first sound I heard the first time I landed in Los Angeles.  I had just awoken from a deep sleep.  My head had been firmly resting against the window of an economy seat of a Boeing 747.  Thick white clouds were all I had seen after waking and I had … Read More

Remembering being loved by Philadelphia – the city of brotherly love

My first days in the USA after moving there for an indefinite amount of time to pursue love were spent in Philadelphia. It was a city I knew only a little about but one that in the few months that followed I grew to love. Philadelphia, I learned, was a city devoid of pretence. Its … Read More