With his arm elbow deep in muddy water Eddie looks up and winks and mentions that if this mud crab gets a hold of his fingers we had better watch out as we will all know about it! We were out on the Mangrove flats that the people of Ngamagkoon belong to. Eddie is part … Continue reading Listening to the West Kimberley People
I love the video "The Power of Community". It's all about how when Cuba lost its source of oil (and money!) when Russia pulled out, it had to 'go it alone'. And that was particularly in the area of oil driven industry...which ones are not!! But the video focused on the food/farming industry mostly. A … Continue reading Lets All Join The Amish!
Matty B just emailed some info on this Homeless Connect idea. I had been chatting with someone about it last Sat night when we were in at Perth Church of Christ sharing with them in a meal they provide for the homeless of Perth every Sat night. Why not jump over there and see if … Continue reading Homeless Connect Perth
The Fish and the Shadow (as retold by Richard Trudgen in Why warriors lie down and die, 2000, pp. 161-163). This story was originally told by an Yolngu man (Arnhem Land, NT), Tony Binalany Gunbalga, in response to a government worker who was trying to get their community to embrace unemployment benefits in the late … Continue reading Great Story!
Here is an extract from a great article Harry from Peace Tree put me on to, I loved it. It dawned on me that what I was witnessing was a near perfect example of a local economy in action. And when Andy started talking specifically about economics, which he will do if pressed although normally … Continue reading Sabath Economics & Living Organically