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Puff Piece

I pull into Doncaster Park ’n’ Ride, in north-eastern Melbourne.

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How to Take a Breath

Breathing covers a spectrum of needs, and it is important to know the best way to breathe in order to meet our needs at any moment, and how best we can move through sleep, rest, activity, exercise, sport, play, work, stress, ill health and recovery.

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Anything But Fine

The second it happens, I know my life is over.

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A Slow Fire Burning

Inside Laura's head, Deidre spoke. The trouble with you, Laura, she said, is that you make bad choices.

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The Gilded Cage

Running. They had to keep running. The night was dark, the cold so bitter that it pierced straight through to their bones, but still, they couldn’t stop. Not when death itself chased their heels.

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UGLY

I was born Phillip William Mawson on 9 February 1945 in Fairfield, a western suburb of Sydney.

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Snow Country

From his height only a hundred feet above the trees, the pilot could see two people running over the ground below – one coming out of a wood, another through a gate in the lane, clinging on to his hat as he ran.

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Jailhouse Lawyer

I WASN’T PRESENT at the courthouse in Erva, Alabama, on that morning in June, when events unfolded that would suck me into the undertow of Douglas County.

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The Man Who Died Twice

Sylvia Finch wonders how much longer she can do this.

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We Were Never Here

Kristen trotted to the patio’s edge and crouched, long arm outstretched.

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Why you should give a f*ck about farming

If you had told me thirty years ago that I would be moved to write a book in my fifty-fifth year about farming, I would have said you were barking mad.

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Corporal Hitler’s Pistol

On Friday afternoons Flo Honeywood, wife of the eminent master builder Burley Honeywood, was required to go forth

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The Farmer’s Friend

The October wind twirled coffee-coloured willy-willies south across the Queensland border.

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The Wattle Island Book Club

Standing on the edge of the cliff, Grace Elliott turned her face to the sky.

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The Wolf's Howl

For a squire of noted charm and alleged cleverness, Reeve of Norwood is displaying neither of those traits today.

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CSI Told You Lies

‘So, why true crime?’

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Not a Happy Family

There are many expensive houses here in Brecken Hill, an enclave on the edge of Aylesford, in the Hudson Valley.

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