Life Scenarios


Risk To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out to another is to risk involvement. To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self. To place your dreams, ideas before a crowd is to risk their...... Read More

The ageing face of social media

13-Year-old Kelsey* deftly swipes through Facebook, checking out friends’ profiles and photos. One condition of Kelsey being allowed to sign up to Facebook, was that she become Facebook “friends” with her mother, 40-year-old Megan*,...... Read More

Moments in time

A three-inch plastic disc stacker holds ten years of my life.  Two flash drives store three.  My phone tells me it holds 1022 photos. Most are repeats, holding one marginally good photo in a series of 6. My two old cameras often sit dormant...... Read More

Returning to tertiary study while raising a family

How do you decide to make a massive life change? Is it money? Is it time? Are you afraid? I am currently in my third year of a 3-year bachelors degree in psychology and sociology. I study extramurally, which in case you're not aware, means that...... Read More