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A hole in dad’s bucket list

I miss my dad. I miss him more (he passed on nearly three years ago) when I think of the things that I could have done to make his final days more memorable for the both of us. Regrets are … Continue reading

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You look lost

…here is the agonizing truth about that haphazard encounter and what I suppose to be a fundamental flaw in my character – I will do it again! Continue reading

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All we need is love

We are suffering. Not just we as in me and my family and the people in my circle of family and friends but everyone in the world is suffering. Some of us suffer in silence. Others suffer and share their … Continue reading

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Killing the root to enjoy the fruits

Systemic oppression by a government who lauds its own efforts to indoctrinate and strip an indigenous people of its lands, culture and identity is a massive injustice. It happens all over the world. It happens because we are greedy and … Continue reading

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She’s only a woman to me

A culture of violence The revelation this week that former Manu Samoa and international rugby star Brian Lima had physically abused his ex-wife Lemalu Sina Retzlaff during and after their marriage was alarming but not unforeseen. Sure, no one can … Continue reading

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Mandela through the peephole

As the world mourns the death of a great man while celebrating his life we cannot help but revisit the horrific and oppressive past of the country that Mandela changed. South Africa’s most celebrated and lauded citizen was once of … Continue reading

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Rape and the forfeit of freedom

There’s a problem in Samoa. It’s not a new problem and it may not even be an escalating issue but it has definitely become more prevalent in the public eye thanks to recent reports by the Samoa Observer and the … Continue reading

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