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Graham Long

Escape Rooms

Dear Inner Circle, Often we simplify morality into concepts of doing ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ – like the lolly we stole from a milk bar once

Love Over Hate

Dear Inner Circle, It isn’t every day that you have conversations with people that you know will be your last. Well yesterday I had three

Good Enough

Dear Inner Circle, Many people ask what this year has been like around here. Sometime around mid-August, someone walked into our building. There were no

The Weight of a Soul

Dear Inner Circle, Life often swings between the profane and the profound, presenting us with moments of levity amidst the gravest of times. I recall

Note to Self

Dear Inner Circle,It’s worth coming to Wayside just to experience the goodwill at the front desks of our Community Service Centres. Here, you will witness

The Spirit That Hovers

Dear Inner Circle, In 2007 we packed up our entire lives, including two toddlers into our Tarago to move from Melbourne to Sydney. We had

Smoothed By Tides

Dear Inner Circle  Yesterday a small group came together to scatter the ashes of a precious member of the Wayside Chapel community in Bondi. His

Echoes From The Alleyway

Dear Inner Circle, In our old neighbourhood, my wife Lisa and I once took in a bright young man, with life in his eyes and

Taking Time for Renewal

Dear Inner Circle, Human existence is fundamentally interpersonal. Human beings are not isolated, free-floating objects but rather, subjects entangled in perpetual, multiple, shifting relationships —