“To uncover it, expose it, understand it”

It was heartening to re-read Julia Gillard’s tribute to Lew after he passed. I particularly like the phrase “to uncover it, expose it, understand it” that she applies to the evil scourge of institutional child abuse. Even before his memories of early trauma returned, Lew was driven to speak out. None of us understood what … Continue reading “To uncover it, expose it, understand it”

Studying Under the Streetlamp

It was the early 1960s. Australia was the second richest nation on earth. Even labourers owned their homes and could put meals on the table every night. Pop built a house at Tarragindi for his wife and children, in hopes of a new beginning. Then disaster struck. The State of Queensland had openly voiced their … Continue reading Studying Under the Streetlamp