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My Beachfront Canvas COMMUNITY | VOICE

My Beachfront Canvas

The kids grimaced as we pushed open the peeling door and brushed aside the overgrown plants enveloping the small side yard.

Inside, the house was dusty, stale, dark and empty, other than a couple of skittering funamushi sea roaches. But even with the prospect of creatures inside, I was excited. My teenagers less so.

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The Power of Community COMMUNITY | VOICE

The Power of Community

As my office shook and swayed around me, I huddled under my desk.

It was 2:46 on the afternoon of March 11, 2011, and the strongest recorded earthquake in Japanese history had just erupted off the northeast coast of Honshu.

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Marriage in the Time of Coronavirus COMMUNITY | VOICE

Marriage in the Time of Coronavirus

When I was growing up in Australia, I would cut out pictures from magazines and paste together a vision of what my wedding would look like one day.

I imagined a day filled with family, friends, fairy lights, flowers, music and dancing. More than 20 years later, I was planning it for real with my fiancé, Jacob. 

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Wherever I Lay My Hat COMMUNITY | VOICE

Wherever I Lay My Hat

I have never been much of a trendsetter.

But in recent months, I have found myself suddenly and unexpectedly to be on trend. It feels strange.

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Holidaying in the Hermit Kingdom COMMUNITY | VOICE

Holidaying in the Hermit Kingdom

Had enough of long flights, busy resorts and dull itineraries?

For something different, I tried a nearby destination with few tourists and the world’s hairiest border. Oh, and no human rights. North Korea beckoned.

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