My husband Andrew, who began this blog in October 2007, died peacefully on September 3rd 2012, at the age of 83, after long and well-controlled illness culminating in a sudden, brief decline. I'll be posting pieces of his life writing and autobiographical reminiscences to his other blog, The Game of Life. This blog will be used for other material relevant to Andrew, beginning with the wonderful tributes to him which poured in after his death, both by email and on facebook. At some point this blog will become an archive, without further additions.— Rosemary Nissen-Wade

Monday, 17 December 2012

Youth (Light-)Worker

In life, Andrew was deeply committed to the wellbeing of the young. He co-founded Discovery, an accelerated learning program for teenagers, which went national and is now operating in New Zealand. He was on a committee which set standards for children's television. And in later life he wrote stories for children, designed not only to entertain but to raise their awareness of other dimensions. 

Since his death, he has made his presence felt in various ways to a number of friends and family members. It's no great surprise that he gave one of them to understand that he is now engaged in helping young people. She thought he meant helping youngsters who die to cross over without trauma or confusion.

I can imagine that they would find his kind smile reassuring!

— Rosemary