Back-to-work blues

By Joanne Black In The Black Page

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28th January, 2012
• I have arrived home from holiday to have the shroud of annual despondency settle on me. Although I like my job, my house and my neighbourhood, and even once memorised a Lauris Edmond poem about Wellington, 2012 from my perspective seems more like an endurance test to come than a new year of hope and promise. I have no reason to feel this way. My life savings aren’t invested in Greek Government bonds, and I’m not an Iranian nuclear scientist whose life expectancy will be determined by a Mossad agent on a motorbike. Instead, I have a happy family, good health and ...

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