The ObserverSex Interview Dr Ruth: ‘Nobody has any business being naked in bed if they haven’t decided to have sex’ Aaron Hicklin ‘Sex for us Jews was never considered a sin’: Dr Ruth Westheimer. Photograph: Corey Nickols/Contour by Getty Images Sex therapist, child of the Holocaust, former sniper… Dr Ruth Westheimer has lived more thanContinue reading

What does God want me to do?

What does God want me to do? Last Sunday at Mass I was confronted with the above question. As it happened it was a day when I was in quite a bit of physical pain. The pain didn’t start out to be really bad. I would be all right walking to church, so IContinue reading “What does God want me to do?”

Private: Uta’s Diary

auntyutaDiary, Life in Australia, Old Age  Saturday, 25th of April 2020, 5AM Everyone has by now some idea about the Coronavirus. It definitely has brought a lot of changes to our lives. How will all this end? Nobody knows for sure. We may have some ideas how it might end. However we cannot really know it, notContinue reading “Private: Uta’s Diary”

Remembering Childhood Prayers

Now, that I am 87, I often remember these simple little childhood prayers. These prayers must have meant something to me when I was a child. This is, why I still remember them! 🙂 The family I grew up in was not very religious. During my whole childhood I remember being taken to church onlyContinue reading “Remembering Childhood Prayers”

The Virus and our Daughter Gaby

auntyutaLife in Australia, Memories, Old Age  April 14, 2021 4 Minutes Peter and I had a daughter who caught the poliomyelitis virus in 1961, that is she became sick on her 4th birthday. She was soon totally paralysed, was given artificial respiration and was unconscious for many months. The doctors did not expect her to stay alive. So, whenContinue reading “The Virus and our Daughter Gaby”


Honestly, I feel I am on my very last leg now! Daughter Gaby had really made the most of her life from the age of four when she was afflicted with Polio. Because of a batch of faulty vaccines she had not been able to be vaccinated. So she ended up with severe breathing difficultiesContinue reading “Diary”

Confessions by Trent Lewin

and Confessions by Uta Hannemann Writing is hard. For me, it takes a lot out, because I’m pouring so much energy in. It’s okay to wonder why you’re doing that, when so few people really pay attention. They’re your words, after all. Crafted by you, and yet it seems so irrelevant. I think it’s okayContinue reading “Confessions by Trent Lewin”

Stark reality of a two-tiered Australian society sinks in. By Cameron Stewart.

Cameron Stewart says, that the unvaccinated at some point will have to be reintegrated into mainstream life. I am going to get my second vaccination with Astra Zeneca on Sunday, 17th of October 2021. A few days ago I turned 87. Of course, at my age, I am not free of underlying health conditions. And,Continue reading “Stark reality of a two-tiered Australian society sinks in. By Cameron Stewart.”