Author Archives: rpsimson1936

About rpsimson1936

Retired geography and outdoor education teacher who loves orienteering and writes novels.

Health is complicated

Health is complicated Health is complicated for many of us humans. There are bacteria, viruses, cancers, allergies etc. ready to affect the smooth functioning of our bodies and brains. Dorothy, my wife, has serious dementia and knows so little of … Continue reading

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Two Worlds

  I was meditating. There are two worlds, I thought. One the physical world of interacting matter driven by energy – the world of the big bang the astronomers talk about and all that followed. But the other world, the … Continue reading

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Robin renewed v 2

Since my bone cancer was identified in September I have been on a brain activity high. There is a new stimulus that has allowed me to produce Blog Posts, a series of Letters to Dorothy, revision work on two unpublished … Continue reading

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Fiona and Tim

Fiona and Tim Yesterday I received a surprise Email from Mathieu McGuire in the UK. Mathieu was one of the young junior orienteers about the same time as my grandson, Aaron. He was a member of the Mini Cyclones Squad, … Continue reading

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The Great Ecologists

White Australians have tended to think of our First Nation peoples as intellectually inferior, and culturally backward. Well yes, they didn’t have written languages but nor did many tribes in Africa New Guinea and the Pacific when white men arrived … Continue reading

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Dreaming with Dementia

Dreaming with Dementia This week I listened to an ABC podcast from All In The Mind that dealt with sleep disorders and sleep depredation and I began wonder if my wife who is in a nursing home with advanced dementia … Continue reading

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Australia Day date

  It would seem that some of the heat could be taken out of the Australia Day date debate by suggesting a definitive alternative that has positive connotations for both the indigenous peoples and those humans who arrival of settlers … Continue reading

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