Posts from July 2014

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MH17 Sorrow

by peter k

The world has been shocked by the deaths, innocent casualties of war, of the passengers and crew of MH17 over Ukraine. Behind every photo of passengers published in our news services is a story. There are individual stories of people on their way to do business, going on   holiday, attending conference and visiting families. […]

Ian Thorpe ‘didn’t know if Australia wanted its champion to be gay’

by peter k

Ian Thorpe’s revelation about his sexual orientation this week reflects something about our humanity. We all long for acceptance and approval and fear rejection. That he felt he had to hide this despite his fame, his achievements and his sporting greatness shows what a powerful driver this longing for acceptance is.  If I read what […]


by peter k

Rolf Harris was an imposing figure throughout much of my childhood. I recollect a fun-loving, creative, highly amusing and very entertaining man. That image seems to have been a mirage. Behind the mask was a dark and sinister tale of sexual abuse of defenceless people. Because of how I had been groomed by the carefully […]