Linen cupboards then and now

Linen cupboards have exercised my mind lately. It started when my friend, writer Louise Allan, re-posted a Facebook memory about sheets she had folded meticulously. She said, I think with  tongue in cheek,

The epitome of housewifeliness — folding the sheets so you can’t tell the difference between the fitted and flat ones.

 

Linen cupboards

Linen cupboards

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Nesting dislocation syndrome

Nesting dislocation syndrome is probably not a recognised mental condition. You won’t find it mentioned in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), for example. That bible of psychiatric medicine is now in its fifth reincarnation. But it doesn’t list nesting dislocation syndrome.

Nesting dislocation syndrome

Nesting dislocation syndrome

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Twelve steps to prevent elder abuse

Prevent elder abuse. That’s like saying, Prevent domestic violence. Or prevent child abuse. At first glance, preventing abuse seems an impossible task. But there are steps we can take to prevent elder abuse.

It is more difficult to mistreat a fit, active old person.

It is more difficult to mistreat a fit, active old person.

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Australia Day confusion

Australia Day post  – a day late. I couldn’t access the internet yesterday. Frustrating.

Australia Day perplexes me. What could be a joyous response is clouded by difficult issues. I’m a traditional Australian, to my core. But Australia Day does not fill me with unmitigated delight.

Australia Day, 2016

Australia Day

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Ann O’Neill – researcher, educator

Ann O’Neill, like Rosie Batty, is an amazing woman. Both have survived horrendous domestic violence. They have been traumatised. Their children have been killed.

I had the privilege of hearing Ann speak to a small group this morning. Hence another blog about domestic terrorism.

Dr Ann O'Neil

Dr Ann O’Neil

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