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Jon Owen

All Of This Is Us

Dear Inner Circle, In the eighties and nineties many in our community were living through the time when HIV/AIDS first arrived at our shores. There

A Table Somewhere

Dear Inner Circle, As soon as November 1st rolls around, I’m asked the same question, in a thousand different ways – “Will the Christmas Day

Lend Your Voice

Dear Inner Circle, In one of the less divine ironies of having three musically-talented siblings who can sing exotic, soul-stirring harmonies (replete with matching names

Artefacts of the Future

Dear Inner Circle, Wayside’s mission is built on the observation that people are lonely – not the kind of loneliness that is simply lack of

All that’s underneath

Dear Inner Circle,   In an act of desperation to save his son from a summer of obsolescence after completing year 12, my father decided which

Being Response-able

Dear Inner Circle,  If the smallest human unit is two rather than one, then perhaps one of the reasons western society renders us as lonely

In the margins

Dear Inner Circle, It is lovely when the sun sneaks a way through the seemingly ever-present clouds above us, bringing joy to those who have

You are enough

Dear Inner Circle,  Last week there was a little reverse version of “Four Weddings and a Funeral” as we were involved with “Three Funerals and

Going the extra mile or 28

Dear Inner Circle, Well beyond food and shelter there is a need to be in a place where we not only know and understand others,

Love Thy Bin Chicken

Dear Inner Circle, One of the most noticeable cultural contrasts growing up in Australia but coming from Malaysia was around food. My grandmother always had