Ticket to Nowhere …

Posted by  GeoffBrown —May 6, 2012
Filed in Gone Supping

… the middle of nowhere! After months of watching 2nd hand camper trailers come and go, today we stumbled upon this off-road camper. These things are basically a canvas tent mounted on a 6 x 4 trailer with a few bells & whistles, but they do go almost anywhere. As parents, we want our kids to remember the adventures we shared … the remote places we witnessed … the people whose stories we got to know. We want their learning and education to be real and tangible, where they get to touch, smell and feel the things that fill text …

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Posted by  GeoffBrown —April 18, 2012
Filed in Being Present, Gone Supping

Around Aireys Inlet, the sight of me on my SUP (StandUp Paddle Board) cruising the river or riding waves in the surf, is a common occurrence. I am passionately addicted to SUP’ing. It’s a physical workout and a mindful retreat wrapped into 1 activity. Today, the surf was terrible … so I was drawn to the river which was was calm and tranquil. Today, like every other day on the SUP, I discovered something new about my paddle technique and my position on the board. Tiny changes in my feet and head position and my visual focus have dramatic impacts …

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Caine’s Arcade

Posted by  GeoffBrown —April 16, 2012
Filed in Uncategorized

I’m probably one of the last people in the bloggesphere to see this video – Caine’s Arcade. But I wanted to share it here with you because it speaks volumes about all sorts things … the creative genius of our kids … the need to re discover PLAY in community and at work. If only our schools could create the conditions for our kids to express their talents like this! Some do I’m sure … but I don’t see the system allowing much of it. Enough said, just enjoy this 10 minute watch!

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Community – Belonging & Ownership

Posted by  GeoffBrown —April 13, 2012
Filed in Community & Belonging

“Years ago a well known islander gave me the advice about living here that, if I’m in it for the long haul, I would need to develop a practice of witnessing. In the ten+ years I have lived here a lot has changed and I’m finally beginning to realize what that role of witness means.” Chris Corrigan This is my home. I’m inspired every day by the estuary, by the beach and the cliffs … surrounded by the Southern Ocean and, to the north and west, by the Otway National Park. Our community is a series of villages stretching along …

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Procrastination is my co-pilot

Posted by  GeoffBrown —April 13, 2012
Filed in Humor & Fun, Just observations

Occasionally a cartoon comes along that says it all. This one sums up my year in the office to date … Source: Hugh McLeod @Gapingvoid

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