I see red

Today I was grilled by some fantastic year 6 students at Essendon North Primary School on a whole range of topics relating to disaster preparedness. The kids were well prepared and had thought deeply about their questions. Their questions reflected a maturity that I don’t see in some adults, who fail to grasp what we […]

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Ca Va?

I’ve just come across this cool website. All Right. http://www.allright.org.nz It’s another Christchurch initiative. (I love New Zealanders and their innovation) and is focussed on helping Cantabrians with the mental health issues relating to the Earthquake. They utilise a wellbeing approach that was developed by the New Economics Foundation in the UK. “Economics? “I hear […]

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After the quakes

On my morning walk with the dog (his second for the morning, so he was feeling a bit tired) I listened to an amazing podcast from Radio National’s 360 Documentaries, After the Quakes on Christchurch, nearly three years after the first quake, that one of our great volunteers Catherine Young put me onto. This is […]

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I woke up with the ceiling in bed

So said  the young woman on the supermarket checkout to me this afternoon. We had a wild old night here in Melbourne last night, with some mighty thunder and lightning, and a month’s rain in the day.  I was somewhat surprised that I was getting conversation more than the standard Hihowareyouhaveyougotaflybuyscardschequessavingsorcredithaveagoodday incantation, but the young […]

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I like Traffic Lights

When I was in Christchurch last August, I had time to do an early morning walk around the city. The CBD was still cordoned off, and some buildings looked like a warzone, others looked like they were just waiting for the building manager to open up for the morning, from the outside looking undamaged. Then […]

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