My First Relapse

Christchurch continued to rattle its way through the aftershocks that persisted in the months that followed the February earthquake. Thankfully the strength of the tremors gradually diminished and with it my fears that there would be another big one. Even so, Christchurch remained in ruins and I had no yearning to return to New Zealand … Continue reading My First Relapse

My Son’s Cancer

The day started out exceptionally well.  I had finally received an offer on my house in Diamond Harbour.  There were overdue repairs and maintenance issues to address and servicing the mortgage had become too much of a burden on my sporadic income.  I needed to sell it before I found myself forced into the ignominy … Continue reading My Son’s Cancer