How I’ll be honouring the ANZAC spirit today, and how you can too.
“ Even if this spring the dappled leaves should shelter our minds from the moon’s pale echo we would still remember how once they were sheltered by our skulls only from the day’s sun and the night’s stars and never from what we feared and what we remembered ” ~ Dan Davin I live in […]
“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” ~ Marcus Aurelius Today is ANZAC Day in Australia – a day where we stop to remember the fallen – the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps of the Great War – and all of the service men and women who have […]
“People always talk about how hard it can be to remember things – where they left their keys, or the name of an acquaintance – but no one ever talks about how much effort we put into forgetting. I am exhausted from the effort to forget… There are things that have to be forgotten if […]
“He is all of them, and he is one of us.” – Inscription on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Australian War Memorial This ANZAC Day is particularly poignant for me. Today I can finally acknowledge my grandfather and the role he played with the No. 1 Wireless Operations Unit in World War Two. For me, my grandfather […]
“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.” ~ David Foster Wallace I live in the picturesque Byron Shire – a million miles away from […]
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn At the going down of the sun , and in the morning We will remember them. Lest we Forget. Today is ANZAC DAY, a special day in the heart of all Australians, as we […]