Archive for the ‘Gone Supping’ Category


Reflecting on life in my 40’s

Posted by  GeoffBrown —September 30, 2014
Filed in Gone Supping, Just observations

I’ve been having flashbacks to my own childhood lately and I’ve figured out why … My eldest boy (Griffin) is 11 years old and, for some reason, 11 is about the age when I can vividly recall events, moments and interaction with my dad. That year was 1983 when Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ was released. Coincidentally, my dad and I had our first children at precisely the same age (within 3 days of each other). So, when doing things with my kids, more and more I am remembering my life at 11 … when dad was my age. When I took …

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To the gal’ who constantly amazes me

Posted by  GeoffBrown —November 8, 2013
Filed in Gone Supping, Just observations

Ingrid and I were married 15 years ago. It seems impossible that a decade plus 5 years has passed. But, as we reflected (just now) on all we have done, experienced and created in that time … well, it’s like a lifetime of moments compressed into 15 years. We bring out the very best in each other and this has been the secret to our relationship flourishing. I have the deepest admiration for Ingrid – as a great mum, a loving partner, a caring health professional and a committed member of our community. I count myself as one of the …

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From Coast to Coast

Posted by  GeoffBrown —September 8, 2013
Filed in Being Present, Gone Supping, Just observations

We have lived outdoors under sun, moon and stars for over 4 months and I’ve lost track of how many sunrises and sunsets we’ve witnessed. Now we are travelling south, down the east coast, where the sun rises from the ocean and sinks behind the Great Diving Range. The difference feels disorientating after spending so long in the west. I watched the sunrise at Kinka Beach this morning – just south of Yeppoon and touch north of Tropic of Capricorn (approx 23° South … the southern most latitude where the sun can be directly overhead). On the west coast we …

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Principles for Traveling the Offroads

Posted by  GeoffBrown —September 7, 2013
Filed in Being Present, Facilitation, Gone Supping, Just observations

5th Aug. 2013 As I watched the sunset against the northern Bungle Range last night (this post began weeks ago!), I began to imagine myself (for the first time in months!) working with groups and doing what I do – facilitation. Before we left back in May, my friend and colleague Andrew Rixon said, “I'll be interested to read about your reflections and learnings from the road trip”. On a number of occasions I've tried (often too hard) to write a clever piece about the lessons from this trip and how they might relate to the world of facilitation. Early …

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Settling in to a new pattern of living

Posted by  GeoffBrown —June 9, 2013
Filed in Facilitation, Gone Supping, Leadership, Yes!And Improv

Written a week ago & published today … Our family is into it’s 3rd week of 20 weeks on the ‘off-roads’ of Australia’s North West. As a family unit, we have only just found our rhythm with the set-up/pack-down of the tent, 4WD navigation and the discipline needed for home-schooling 3 young boys. You can read about our adventures over here at Camping Feet. I awoke this morning (at a remote beach under Goulet Bluff just south of Monkey Mia) with a renewed focus after a few days of unsettling (gale force) winds and lack of sleep. It’s taken time …

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