Category Archives: Personal Stuff

Touring the USA 2001 – part 2 On the East Coast and heading South

Day 5 – Flying to Washington This turned out to be the most difficult day so far. It started badly with Imogen throwing up the night before, and she had a rotten fever. The hotel desk wouldn’t tell me where … Continue reading

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Touring the USA 2001 – part 1 Disneyland & the West Coast

Day 1 – Sydney Well, we thought Ange’s forgetting to take her keys was that little glitch that always flaws the best made plans, but we picked it up only a block or so from home. Then we got to … Continue reading

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Sued by the Church? The Anglican Church of Sydney v Father Dave?

Many became aware, through an article published in the Daily Telegraph in December 2000, that my family was involed in certain legal struggles with the Sydney Anglican Church Diocese. The Telegraph article stated that we were being sued by the diocese for … Continue reading

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My Dad

Bruce Leslie Smith 1932-2001Who was he – my dad? He was my dad, but he belonged to many people beyond myself, and to God most of all. What was he – my dad? A teacher, a preacher, a poet – … Continue reading

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The Pain of non-custodial Fatherhood.

I am sitting at my daughters bedside. It is well past midnight. She is asleep. She is 15 years old now. She has overdosed. I am at the children’s hospital. Surely this has been the worst night of my life … Continue reading

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