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‘The emotion I felt in almost losing him blindsided me’

‘The emotion I felt in almost losing him blindsided me’

A countryside emergency with a puppy brings home the depth of his new owner’s love.

  • by Michael Harry

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Turning 50 and the art of not giving a stuff

Turning 50 and the art of not giving a stuff

In the quagmire of midlife, letting yourself go isn’t such a bad thing after all.

  • by Susan Horsburgh
The offal truth about making haggis at home

The offal truth about making haggis at home

Intrigued by the premise of nose-to-tail eating, one home chef arms himself with a knife and a bone saw and makes for the shed.

  • by Mark Whittaker
Bill Withers sang it and I agree. 2021 will be better I know, I know
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Bill Withers sang it and I agree. 2021 will be better I know, I know

It's time to reflect on this year in a positive way, by finding the good stuff hidden under all the bad.

  • by Danny Katz
'Don't be an angry ant': the witness box is failing Australians

'Don't be an angry ant': the witness box is failing Australians

Appearing as a witness in court can be brutal, stomach-churning and mind-numbing. And that’s without being the victim.

  • by Louise Milligan
'The least sexy threesome known to mankind': finding love again after death

'The least sexy threesome known to mankind': finding love again after death

Starting a new relationship while grieving a deceased partner wasn't easy but it was, ultimately, life-affirming.

  • by Natasha Sholl
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COVID stress? Here's a way to suck it up

COVID stress? Here's a way to suck it up

You can't control what's happening in the messy, viral outside world, so grab a stick vacuum and tidy up your own little empire.

  • by Evelyn Lewin
What I want to tell my loved ones before I die

What I want to tell my loved ones before I die

With death in plain sight, a former journalist reminisces with friends, worries for his daughter – and cherishes the return of a childhood sweetheart.

  • by Mick Barnes
Please, no more euphemisms. My mother died

Please, no more euphemisms. My mother died

Instead of 'I'm sorry for your loss', can't we just tell it like it is?

  • by Jacqui Taffel
Mutt seriously, folks ... in defence of woofers

Mutt seriously, folks ... in defence of woofers

They’re meant to be man’s best friend but given the way we malign dogs, you wouldn’t know it.

  • by Richard Glover
Our world may be turned upside down but hope springs eternal
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Our world may be turned upside down but hope springs eternal

Even in a pandemic stasis, time marches on and seasons fade and flourish.

  • by Warwick McFadyen