• The Hero must be killed!

    Andrew Camilleri

    It was the coldest February I could remember. But there he was rolling up his sleeves and trying to enlighten over a hundred teenagers that taking responsibility was the key to freedom. My friend. My mentor. My hero. It could be a teacher, a priest or a parent. Going through ...

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  • An Elegy for Nostalgia

    Andrew Camilleri

    I’m not an old man, yet I still find myself slipping into the golden moments of my past. Smells, locations but most frequently songs will transport me instantly to cherished memories with an intensity that is overwhelming. Interestingly the memories, always seem to end in the bittersweet feeling of missing ...

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  • Are you happy?

    Andrew Camilleri

    Do you enjoy your job? How are things going with your spouse? Are you earning enough money? Have you lost weight recently? No matter what answer we give to what I call the “wedding questions”; the questions you inevitably get asked when people you don’t know very well pretend to ...

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  • A familiar stranger

    Andrew Camilleri

    I hate it when it rains. It’s not the rain in itself that irritates me. It’s the fact that everything seems to go slower. Cars are more cautious, traffic jams are the order of the day and the buses. The buses never arrive, and when they do they are overflowing ...

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  • Turning Grape Juice into Wine

    Andrew Camilleri

    I have never been able to go up a flight of steps without needing a moment to catch my breath. One particular year I decided that not only would I get fit but that I would run a half marathon. Going against a sea of naysayers including my own self-doubts ...

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  • Good intentions are not enough

    Andrew Camilleri

    You can almost feel it on your skin. That mixture of excitement and nervousness that is emanated when a group of young people gather in one place with a particular goal in mind. Goal is a very generous word, because goals require planning and serious reflection, but most people in ...

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