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Farewell Gran

Posted by  admin —February 11, 2011
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For as long as I can remember, my Gran has been there. On Wednesday, and in the presence of her husband Jim, Gran took her final breath. She had suffered from dementia for more than 10 years and all she knew in the end, was Jim … her true love and life long partner. Gran and Pa have resided at the Anglesea Nursing Home for the past 5 years, and at a hostel in Frankston for a decade prior to that. It is sad to see a family member’s mind and body deteriorate so progressively and it’s been really tough …

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Posted by  GeoffBrown —January 24, 2011
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Nearly 3 years on and 350 blog posts later, I though it was time reflect on the BIG lessons – those ah-ha moments and times when writing things down changed my worldview. Blogging is about the most important thing I do in life. The craft of writing allows me to explore emergent ideas. The reading of other people’s blogs nourishes my own learning and challenges what I believe. When other’s pick up my ideas and build on them … that’s a gift. Something that my mate Chris Corrigan calls The Gift Economy. “An idea isn’t anything until it’s been published …

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My introduction to systems thinking – a map by Kielhofner

Posted by  admin —September 23, 2010
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OT Community Mourns the Loss of Dr. Gary Kielhofner Yolanda writes about the loss of a inspirational man, Gary Kielhofner … “Gary Kielhofner was a remarkable man, a visionary, a passionate scholar. As a beginning scholar, over 30 years ago, he had a dream of advancing the field of occupational therapy in order to assist individuals with chronic health conditions and disability live fulfilling and satisfying lives. His dream became a reality when he crafted the Model of Human Occupation, also known as MOHO. Gary’s work has inspired and impacted the lives of thousands and thousands of therapists, students, clients …

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Community and the Caravan Park

Posted by  admin —September 11, 2010
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Since the age if 4, I have been part of many ‘caravan park’ communities. These communities have shaped who I have become and many of my strongest childhood memories include the people and places in them. My parents took my sister and I to caravan parks in Phillip Island then to Inverloch (Victoria) – which we revisited for the next 10 years! Same camping site by the beach, same group of families, same 4 weeks of the year (and the same F&C’s and ice creams at Dutchies). To these caravan parks (which are scattered widely along Australia’s endless coastline) strangers …

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Starting somewhere …

Posted by  admin —August 11, 2010
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… anywhere. A little while ago I wrote here: “I am frustrated with my apathy … and the apathy of those around me in relation to the big challenges of our time. Climate change, social justice and inequality are just a few.” I have also had a run of people asking me the same question, “What’s happening with that Transition Town project you guys got started?” My response in each was the truth, “Nothing at all”. Then the automatic run of excuses about why nothing has happened like ‘running my own business’, ‘being a father of 3 young boys’ … …

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