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Gathering of the clan: Reflections on family and identity

Opinion by DR SANDRA SYMONS As a young child, I grew up in regional towns.  As a teenager, I grew up in the city. The hubbub of city life entranced me. I loved the smell of ozone and fuel in inner city train stations. I loved the sound of the trains hurtling past my bedroom […]

For the love of cats

Opinion by SANDRA SYMONS I never set out to acquire a cat, rather cats acquired me.  Once, when I was coming home late at night with my young husband, walking across the grass under the northern pylon of the Harbour Bridge, a pretty little calico cat started following us. Every few metres, we stopped, I […]