Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Farewell ~ Heath Ledger

The shock news of actor Heath Ledger's death today has touched so many people in so many different ways, but I have not heard of anyone who was indifferent. Was it because he was a movie star, popular, famous, or because he was young, in his prime and his death was so untimely? 

Perhaps all these things, but for the folks of Perth, Western Australia, he was a local, one of our very own, and a good Aussie bloke who valued and kept in touch with his family and mates back home, in spite of his fame and fortune as a movie star. Just weeks ago he was back in Perth enjoying Christmas holidays with his family — today we struggle with disbelief that he has gone.

Our hearts and sympathy go out to all Heath's family, and to those who personally knew and loved him. May you all be surrounded by the loving support and understanding from others during the difficult days ahead.

Friday, January 18, 2008

New Sub-Editor Self-Appointed

New sub-editor, Willow, rearranges the desktop in readiness for work.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

A Massage from the Management

Good Evening!
I noticed that Her Royal Highness the Queen, gives a Christmas Message to the World — and as I don't expect to be treated any different from the Queen, I would like to address you all with my New Year Massage.

But first of all, I needed to do some research if I was to pass on words of wisdom. I googled 'Queen's message' and found out that one year the Queen said that she had had an Annus Horribilis. Well I can identify with her there too, as this year I also had such an experience! Fortunately, the Vet said it showed I didn't have a temperature!

Then it was in the Vet's waiting room that I learned a valuable lesson: it is better to forgive than carry a grudge, particularly in mixed company. It has been said that "Resentment has a way of coming back and biting you on the tail." That proved to be true — but I still think that's a stupid name for a dog!

Anyway, with a little assistance from my Personal Assistant, here is my New Year Massage:

May the year 2008 bring good food and fun times into your life.
May you give and receive lots of hugs and kisses from your family and friends.
[Don't forget to cuddle the cat!]
May you see the beauty in Nature and the wonder of God's Creation.
May you carry out some great exploration,
Attempt new challenges,

Keep an inquisitive mind, and never stop learning new things.
May you remember to count your many blessings
And to have a thankful heart,
May you be kind to others and helpful,
And may you know without a doubt that God loves you!

- Willow