Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
What is a relationship?
What is a couple?
A couple of mate
A couple of friends
A couple who are committed to each other without vows or ritual
A couple who defy the cultural boundaries.
We celebrate Viggy’s birthday today. One of us celebrates early in the Pisces cycle, the other towards the end.
One is s baby boomer, one is a millennial,
One is Catholic, one is Hindu
One is a son of the West, one is a son of the East.
One speaks one language, one speaks four languages
One loves art house cinema, one loves horror cinema
One identifies as Gay, One identities as Straight.
We both eat low meat diets
We both love clubbing and music
We both are big kids who are comfortable with our inner child.
We both love quiz shows
We both love good wine and home cooked meals
We are men who have found an intimacy and affection that is life giving and nurturing
We are a couple.
Happy birthday to the young man who brings calm and fun into my life
Friday, April 02, 2021
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Saturday, March 06, 2021
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Monday, February 22, 2021
On Monday 23 February 1953 Alex and Kath Robertson welcomed their first born child, named Anthony Gerard. There were no headlines in the world news,no posts on Facebook, just a few lines in the Birth Notices on page 2 of the Geelong Advertiser.
So on this day I give thanks for my parents now deceased, my sister and brothers, cousins and relative s of several generations who nurtured, loved and challenged me.
I give thanks for the neighbours, school friends, work colleagues, travel companions, lecturers,employers, lovers and life friends who have shared the journey over 62 years.
I wish a "Happy Birthday" to each of you for your celebration of the birthing day in your life. May the year ahead be a time of growth, compassion, commitment and love in so many ways for each of us.
Today I launch my digital biography. Feel free to add comments and any significant images you may have for this collection.
Sunday, February 07, 2021
Monday, February 01, 2021
While walking in Brisbane I slipped on a wet surface landing with the full weight of my body on my right ankle.
This fall has seen me confined to rest at St Vincent's hospital in Brisbane while my ankle adjusts to the newly inserted screw which holds it all together.
Apart from the obvious life changing experience of lack of mobility and the visual drama of my lower right leg recently encased in a bold pink cast I have had that rare and gifted opportunity to become immmered in the world of care and compassion that is the heartbeat of a hospital.
There is nothing romantic about this immersion in a public ward of four when you are challenged daily to declare whether or not your bowels have moved.
Among those who share this rehabilitation space with me are many carrying permanent scars of lost limbs and bodies that will take much longer than my brief six weeks to heal.
The nursing, catering and pastoral care create an environment of safety and welcome that nurtures recovery or at least adjustment to changed circumstances. My 4th floor home has a collection of scenic prints between medical signage and COVID19 instructions.
I am able to be "wheeled" down to the ground floor cafeteria to sit on the deck and bask in the great outdoors with the resident lizard. Around the foyer near the cafeteria are art works from local artists displayed as part of a special project. I don't know if we also have the benefit of those musicians who volunteer to play in the foyers of Brisbane hospitals.
Visitors and Tim Tams are are welcome if you are in the legality