I’ve never been one to focus on money — my own or someone else’s — or see it as a path to happiness.
Now that I’m at midlife, however, and helping to get two kids through college, hoping to retire one day, and dealing with the never-ending costs of living (my broken clavicle cost me of money, despite my health insurance, and my car appears to have an electrical problem, no doubt a pricey problem, that I need to deal with ASAP), I think about money a wee bit more.
One of his victims says the ordeal stripped her of her personality while another has revealed it left her with years of depression.
Police say Hughes' role as a Judo instructor made it easy for him to abuse young girls in his care and have vowed to pursue any allegations of historic child abuse in the island.
A number of schools play the sport, especially the private ones, such as Elizabeth College. There is only one other club in Guernsey, St Jacques RFC, which was founded in 1978.
Unfortunately, the chief minister's own letter further strengthens that unease when he talks about 'alleged' victims.
British and French television can both be received in the islands, and often include extensive rugby coverage - such as the Rugby World Cup and Six Nations Championship.
A man who isn’t contributing financially is a handicap, as one young single mother says in “What was his purpose?
Whatever the reality, confidence in Jersey's has been damaged and, at least in the eyes of our offshore critics who regard the Channel Islands as one entity, that reflects badly on Guernsey, too.
I don't think that Guernsey has too much to be worried about, given that they have clearly managed to follow through a case of historic abuse with success, no complaints by the police of obstruction, no special lawyers appointed to make sure the police don't go "the wrong way", and so on.