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“I want to see communities in which our interactions consistently demonstrate what I call the ‘other four-letter words’: kind, hope, care, love.”

Power of the Circle

Power of the Circle

Big circles of purpose and serendipity seem to move around us all the time. Sometimes we get to see them clearly loop around or close; and at other times their arcs are very long, and they move undetectably until we sense a coincidence and can trace a thread back. Not...

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My Book About Coronavirus

My Book About Coronavirus

During April and May of 2020, I have been gathering my thoughts about the coronavirus pandemic. I have gathered them to make sense of them. For myself. But also, as a speech pathologist, for young people with whom I and my colleagues work. For them, too. I have...

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This Really Was Something

This Really Was Something

Mossy Willow Farm is a thriving market garden on the southern coast of Victoria. It uses regenerative, no-till practices and feeds more than 500 people a week. Building nutrient-rich soil is central to Mossy Willow’s methodology, which in turn creates an abundance of...

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There is nothing I can do…

There is nothing I can do…

I love reading. My pile of reading climbs up and up, not so as to overwhelm me with doubt and despair about my inaction, but to remind me that there is so much to read and I must act whenever and wherever possible.   So one of the places I was reading this week...

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Courage. Freedom. Retreat. With Dumbo Feather.

Courage. Freedom. Retreat. With Dumbo Feather.

This is a wonderful day retreat themed upon the expansive and strengthening concepts of courage and freedom. When: May 10th, 9.00am-7.00pm Where: Mossy Willow Farm, Main Ridge, Vic We are delighted to partner with Dumbo Feather and friends Mossy Willow Farm to provide...

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Kindness: Right & Gracious Necessity

Kindness: Right & Gracious Necessity

No one is too sophisticated or too lowly for kindness. And no problem is too sophisticated or lowly for it either. Most problems, in fact, arise from not having been benevolently other-minded and responsive from a spirit of brotherhood in the first place. Thus kindness is not a vapid non-answer to world problems, but the life-giving part of all answers.
This is the understanding to make common.

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Nurturing Literacy with Dumbo Feather

Nurturing Literacy with Dumbo Feather

Dumbo had it in him to fly... so the story goes. But he needed that potential 'drawn out' by a trusted friend. And so it is with reading and writing. The potential is there in every child to fly in the mastery of these skills. As we tread the path toward a society in...

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