Tag Archives: My town

Flooding

You may have heard about the recent floods on the Mid North Coast of NSW. It was a big week for farmers and for people who live on flood plains, at the peak of the floods, 14,000 people were isolated, … Continue reading

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Unsupported

I can hear the breath speeding in my ears as I approach his house. Shallow, quick breath. And the sound of a distant car. A bird. A dog. And the car is closer, turning into the road. Behind me. I walk … Continue reading

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Youthie Up Date

In February 2009 a young man called Caleb Jarrett was stabbed to death in my town. There’s a court case going in Coffs Harbour around his death so I won’t go into too many details about it, but it was … Continue reading

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Dancing

There was a fantastic band at my local pub on Friday night, A French Butler Called Smith. Our local pub is not one of those sweet old federation style country pubs, unfortunately.  It’s a 70’s built pub – bare brick … Continue reading

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Youthie

Our local youth centre is at risk of closing its doors later this year because we just can’t get in the funding. The Youth Centre runs the project I coordinate, 12words. It’s run smoothly by a team of dedicated professionals … Continue reading

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XMediaLab

I had an incredibly stimulating day last week at the XMediaLab Pro Day conference in Sydney.  Ok, it’s true, I feel like I’ve joined Avon because I keep telling people about it, and tweeting about it, and adding notes from … Continue reading

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Reality

In the height of my hippy days I went to a Women’s Weekend with a wise elder who taught us some of her wise ways. One thing she said stuck with me even as I strayed from extreme left to … Continue reading

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The Move

We moved here from Bondi in 2001.  Half the city folk I meet say they would love to live here, or somewhere other than a city but don’t know how they could do it.  Here’s some of a reality list … Continue reading

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Take a walk

I live on the rural side of my town.  Winding unkempt roads and kookaburras surround me.  As well as 2.5 acres of unmaintained grass.  I live with beauty and space but not isolation.  I know my neighbours and most of the … Continue reading

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The Disheartened

We’ve really stuffed our community sector up. I went to the Mid North Coast Regional Youth Services Forum yesterday.  There were some great people there.  Really inspiring and motivated.  But there were also heaps of disenchanted, cynical people. You’ve probably … Continue reading

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