Archive for the ‘Story’ Category

Teachings and lessons from life on the road

Posted by  GeoffBrown —July 13, 2013
Filed in Community & Belonging, Facilitation, Leadership, Story

We have just arrived at Whale Song, a small campground on Cape Leveque, after spending 5 days at Kooljaman – an eco-resort proudly owned by the aboriginal communities of Djarindjin and One Arm Point. More on Whale Song later as I want to share what I learned from Brian Lee. Brian is an aboriginal leader and traditional owner of the land in the area. His Tagalong tour took us into the pristine aboriginal native title land around Hunter’s Creek. Kooljaman is the Bardi aboriginal name for Cape Leveque, 220km north of Broome at the tip of the Dampier Peninsular. I …

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A story of changing habits

Posted by  GeoffBrown —May 1, 2013
Filed in How Stuff Spreads & Changes, Story

I’ve fallen out of the habit of blogging and I write this (quite eco-centric) post dressed in a theatre gown. I have an hour to wait before being “wheeled” unconscious into surgery for a 3rd episode of dental surgery (on the same tooth!!!). So here goes … 3 things have just come up for me: 1. I am feeling privileged that I can even afford this intervention 2. Like my wiser friends have warned me, “You’re in your 40’s Geoff!” They are right. At 42 I’ve racked up x4 operations on a dodgy molar and dicky right knee. I vow this …

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A story about why I write a journal and a blog

Posted by  GeoffBrown —February 1, 2013
Filed in Being Present, Just observations, Story

Today was one of those days where everything converged – where a lot of past stuff came together and, at the same time, the future I am co-creating came into view. The story of today … My youngest of three boys, Hamish (aka Mr Chipper), attended his first day of school today. He was excited, but not overly so. He was confident, with a hint of vulnerability. His two older brothers, like his parents, could hardly believe he was off to Aireys Inlet Primary School – a small, coastal school of 130 students where students at all levels know each …

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Watching & Listening

Posted by  GeoffBrown —January 13, 2013
Filed in Gone Supping, Story

We are currently on an off-road camping adventure in the island state of Tasmania. If you have been tuning into the news (anywhere in the world) you’d know that Tasmania is in the grip of bushfires. They are burning in the south-east, centre, north-east and north-west of the state. Our thoughts and best wishes are with everyone who going through this. Last Friday our own community (Aireys Inlet) was on high alert with high temperatures and winds. From high up, just below Cradle Mountain, we were nervously watching Victorian conditions as well.     So far, we have had some …

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Happy Birthday Dad

Posted by  GeoffBrown —July 27, 2012
Filed in Story

“Radiant, he departed: Siddhartha watched him go. With deep joy, with deep solemnity he watched him go: saw each of his steps full of peace, saw his he’d full of splendour, saw his figure full of light.” Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, p 115. Happy Birthday Dad. Remembering your radiance and splendour.    Grahame Harold Brown 27th July 1939 – 29th December 2011

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