Tag Archives: ritual

Good Endings

I don’t need happy endings but I do like good ones. We know we need to say goodbye to our loved ones when they die – with a funeral, or wake, or in some other quiet, personal way.  We have all manner of ways to sign off in our written communications – ‘Yours sincerely’, ‘Kind […]






Posted on 21 May 2012
Musings: Parenting girls, Rites of passage
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The Children’s Fire

  Imagine a candle burning at every table in the land where important decisions are being made.  And imagine that this candle serves to remind all those present to hold at the heart of their decision making process that nothing be done that would harm the children.  Imagine how different would be our government, our […]






Posted on 19 April 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls, Rites of passage
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Why make a fuss of puberty?

We enjoy making a fuss over the arrival of a new baby, and many people like to do something special to celebrate their intention to join their lives together, and we expect to gather for some sort of farewell when somebody dies.  Birth, death, marriage – these are all major life changes and even when […]






Posted on 4 March 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls, Coming of age, Rites of passage
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