Over Coffee

Welcome to Over Coffee.

Whether we drink coffee, chai, herbal or English Breakfast teas, ‘let’s have coffee’ has come to mean much more than these three words. The subtext is – let’s catch up after too long, let’s share, let’s boost each other’s spirits.

My writings here will be about the sorts of thing friends share over coffee. Not just what has been happening in my life, but also things I am mulling over, small victories or setbacks, acts of kindness, and serendipity.

The conversations I enjoy most over coffee, the phone, or any other platform are equal ones. We take turns, passing the baton to speak back and forth. I am a good listener, but I like to leave a coffee date feeling I’ve spoken and been heard.

I invite you to have your say on these pages, too.

As my concentration span lessens with age, I prefer to read pieces that are short. I’ll keep these coffee chats brief, too.

Welcome to Over Coffee. I hope you linger, adding depth and sparkle to our conversations.

 

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Kinkeeping

Who is the kinkeeper in your family? Who tends to its emotional well-being, remembering birthdays, organising social gatherings, honouring milestones? Who is always the one

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What’s changing?

I’ve been thinking – something’s different. I can’t put my finger on it. In my last post, I wrote about feeling in suspension, in a

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A liminal space

Every Monday night, bins go out for collection, a ritual shared by lucky urban dwellers everywhere. I’ll be glad when my neighbour returns from the

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Just at the beginning

The signs were subtle at first, but as time passed, they became more difficult to ignore. Choosing to sit in the easy chair to eat

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Homebodies

‘I’ve become a recluse’, my Sydney friend J. said. ‘There’s nothing I like better than being at home, messing around on my computer.’ J. had

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Plenty

‘For a secular country’, he said, ‘we make a big deal of a religious event. And how many people celebrating Christmas know what it is

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