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2020 – the year of The ‘Rona… and a lot more
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2020 – the year of The ‘Rona… and a lot more

2020 – the year of The ‘Rona… and a lot more It seems woefully inadequate to say “what a year it’s been,” as 2020 draws to a close. I see friends in yet another lockdown in various parts of the world, lives still ending prematurely due to COVID-19, many governments still botching their handling of...

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Repurposing R U OK Day

Repurposing R U OK Day By Shane Pinnegar Whilst I welcome any effort to normalise the conversation about legitimate mental illness and depression and anxiety and all the side effects of abuse and maltreatment in our overly-paced society, R U OK Day is a bitter pill to swallow in some ways. People being people, they...

IT’S FATHER’S DAY TOMORROW
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IT’S FATHER’S DAY TOMORROW

IT’S FATHER’S DAY TOMORROW By Shane Pinnegar It’s Father’s Day tomorrow in Australia and it hurts. I haven’t seen my daughter since 11th February, 2019. I haven’t had any positive, respectful or encouraging contact with her in that time – much less a proper explanation WHY she ran away. Until tonight, I haven’t heard from...

I Remember When I Was Young… ‘TRASH ‘90’
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I Remember When I Was Young… ‘TRASH ‘90’

I Remember When I Was Young… ‘TRASH ‘90’  By Shane Pinnegar A few weeks ago – 23rd July – was the thirtieth anniversary of a particularly painful chapter of my travelling life. In 1990 my best friend Wazza and I embarked on what was to be a superb holiday in luxurious surroundings… but it didn’t...

MY CORONAVIRUS GARDEN
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MY CORONAVIRUS GARDEN

MY CORONAVIRUS GARDEN By Shane Pinnegar When the sky fell in on us all a year ago, in March (well – it FEELS like a year), I had grand hopes not only that our society would see some lasting, positive change, but also that I would finally have oodles of free time and manage to...

Is it RIP The Handshake?
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Is it RIP The Handshake?

Is it RIP The Handshake? By Shane Pinnegar I was brought up to believe that a handshake meant something: you gripped firmly, shook confidently, and looked the person in the eye. To this day if someone presents a shy, averted gaze whilst shaking, I’m suspicious. If their grip is loose, limp and flaccid, then I...

THE 31-DAY SONG CHALLENGE – PART III of III
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THE 31-DAY SONG CHALLENGE – PART III of III

THE 31-DAY SONG CHALLENGE – PART III of III By Shane Pinnegar I’ve noticed a few friends doing a 28- or 30- or 31-Day Song challenge, so I decided to rise to the challenge. I’m rubbish at remembering to do such things every day, so here is the final block of ten(ish) awesome musics, complete...

THE 31-DAY SONG CHALLENGE – PART II of III
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THE 31-DAY SONG CHALLENGE – PART II of III

THE 31-DAY SONG CHALLENGE – PART II of III By Shane Pinnegar I’ve noticed a few friends doing a 28- or 30- or 31-Day Song challenge, so I decided to rise to the challenge. I’m rubbish at remembering to do such things every day, so here the second (of three) block of ten(ish) awesome brain...

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