What They See.

Some months ago, I went to a Mother’s Day morning tea at Second Offspring’s school. When we arrived, we were ushered into the classroom where the children sat in a line, barely containing their excitement at seeing their mothers and grandmothers in their classroom!

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Periodical Perambulation.

At some point, I am going to run out of alliterative titles for the Sunday posts. I wonder how long that will take…

We’re off to the park this morning, as we won’t really be able to get out that much next weekend due to The Invasion (I heard the Prime Minister is coming! Be still, my heart!) so without further ado, I’ll leave you with some links for your Sunday reading pleasure.

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Lest We Forget.

They’re coming.

Over the next week or so, the area where I live will be under invasion. Thousands of people, descending… to spend the weekend. (And after a few days here, most of them will go away again, so I’m sure it will be fairly painless).

The visitors are coming from all over the country (and possibly the world, I suppose) to commemorate the first troops who left Australia by ship, to fight in World War I. They were headed, after training, to Gallipoli, Turkey.

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The Weekly Walk.

Hello, you path: ethic people!

This week, it’s all about Australia, for some reason. Hope you enjoy the links–meanwhile, on the south coast of Western Australia, it’s CHILLY and we’re eating pumpkin scones straight out of the oven, with butter on them. YUM.

Enjoy your weekend!

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Fortuitously, the post I was going to write last week is even more relevant this week, considering that yesterday (and in some parts of the world, still today) was World Food Day. This year, the emphasis is on family and subsistence farming, and how they help to combat, among other things, hunger.

The trouble with talking about hunger, though, is that many of us in the developed world see it as a problem for others. When food shortages happen in other places, it can be devastating, but here, most of us are in the position where we don’t have to worry too deeply. Potatoes are too expensive? We can buy pasta instead. We have alternatives. In fact, most of us don’t know what it is like to go hungry, so much that there is a shame associated with not having enough to eat, especially if it is the case that you cannot feed your children.

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Mother and Child.

I was working on a piece about hunger and food insecurity this week, and really enjoying doing some research, when I came across this article [please note, trigger warning for death of a child, and child abuse] and knew that it was something I needed to write about instead. Given the upsetting nature of the topic, I’ll put the rest of this post behind a cut.

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Short Break.


path: ethic is taking a break this week as I just finished the first draft of my novel on Friday and am completely wiped out.

However, all is not lost! Below are some links to some interesting or thought-provoking pieces from other people. I’m intending to have this as a regular feature, so stay tuned for more weekend updates.

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