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From the prolific Wes Fryer. 3rd Dec. On the differences between cooperation and collaboration. ‘Cooperation is when everyone is doing the same thing, we are using everyone’s work. Example: everyone is working on the same task together. Collaborating is using our own strengths and gifts, like when people build a house together and are doing

Words are always fun

From the prolific Wes Fryer. 3rd Dec. On the differences between cooperation and collaboration. ‘Cooperation is when everyone is doing the same thing, we are using everyone’s work. Example: everyone is working on the same task together. Collaborating is using our own strengths and gifts, like when people build a house together and are doing

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I really thought that GFC meant ‘Go find carrots’. Yet while I was seeking vegetables I discovered my error, and that in fact GFC makes reference to our globe, to finance and to, apparently, a crisis. So I got in touch with a financial advisor I know and asked if I should be worried or

Go find carrots

I really thought that GFC meant ‘Go find carrots’. Yet while I was seeking vegetables I discovered my error, and that in fact GFC makes reference to our globe, to finance and to, apparently, a crisis. So I got in touch with a financial advisor I know and asked if I should be worried or

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Lots of young people are hurting themselves and others through their use of alcohol. Yes we know this. And so our government has decided to have a series of ‘hard-hitting’ ads aimed at young people and drinking. The minister said something along the lines that young people think they are bullet-proof and they need to

Alcohol ads. How silly can we get?

Lots of young people are hurting themselves and others through their use of alcohol. Yes we know this. And so our government has decided to have a series of ‘hard-hitting’ ads aimed at young people and drinking. The minister said something along the lines that young people think they are bullet-proof and they need to

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I am still waitng to find out if these ads are successful or not. These are the ads that suggest that young men doing crazy things in cars have small penises. We see someone do a burn out and we show the small finger indicating the puny penis. All some variation on male genital humour

Humour or humiliation?

I am still waitng to find out if these ads are successful or not. These are the ads that suggest that young men doing crazy things in cars have small penises. We see someone do a burn out and we show the small finger indicating the puny penis. All some variation on male genital humour

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I am leaving this pic up for now, of my best friend Nick who recently left for several years in other climes…including a prolonged stay in Greece. Ahhh someone gota do it.

A friend departs

I am leaving this pic up for now, of my best friend Nick who recently left for several years in other climes…including a prolonged stay in Greece. Ahhh someone gota do it.

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I have been quick to put something up here as Amy (below) tells me that although I claim her as a favourite person there is no pic of her on my website…there is now Amy! And so we went bush again with the Beyond Empathy mob…hip hop, circus, indigenous dance, film-making, percussion…and oh dear…paint ball…

Gone bush, hip hop, dance n circus…

I have been quick to put something up here as Amy (below) tells me that although I claim her as a favourite person there is no pic of her on my website…there is now Amy! And so we went bush again with the Beyond Empathy mob…hip hop, circus, indigenous dance, film-making, percussion…and oh dear…paint ball…

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On the topic of happiness again. And why the heck not! As I am about to head north for a week to spend time with young people, carers, elders, community members, youth workers and artists…it’s worth thinking about. So here is a vid from Martin Seligman who seems to be leading the charge in terms

Yep, happiness again

On the topic of happiness again. And why the heck not! As I am about to head north for a week to spend time with young people, carers, elders, community members, youth workers and artists…it’s worth thinking about. So here is a vid from Martin Seligman who seems to be leading the charge in terms

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I recently went to a seminar on ‘Masculinities and crime’. And the speakers talked about the way certain attitudes and behaviours are linked to gender, become in certain ways ‘masculinized.’ Michael Flood was one speaker and Kerry Carrington the other. Kerry spoke about the difference between monologic and dialogic aspects of masculinity, the former being

Masculinities

I recently went to a seminar on ‘Masculinities and crime’. And the speakers talked about the way certain attitudes and behaviours are linked to gender, become in certain ways ‘masculinized.’ Michael Flood was one speaker and Kerry Carrington the other. Kerry spoke about the difference between monologic and dialogic aspects of masculinity, the former being

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As is often the case, my source is Radio National ‘Life Matters’ 27th October 2008. A great story about Barry Dickins, writer and artist. Barry found himself with clinical depression. He more than survived it and more than returned to the land of the brave and joyful. He says of himself, prior to his depression

Depression and bouncing back

As is often the case, my source is Radio National ‘Life Matters’ 27th October 2008. A great story about Barry Dickins, writer and artist. Barry found himself with clinical depression. He more than survived it and more than returned to the land of the brave and joyful. He says of himself, prior to his depression

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Our federal government seems to be concerned about young people binge-drinking. And this is good. Yet how we proceed needs some careful thought. Take a look at the following recent research from the UK. Professor Christine Griffin from the University of Bath, who led the research with colleagues from Royal Holloway, University of London and

Anti-drinking campaign ads may be ‘catastrophically misconceived’

Our federal government seems to be concerned about young people binge-drinking. And this is good. Yet how we proceed needs some careful thought. Take a look at the following recent research from the UK. Professor Christine Griffin from the University of Bath, who led the research with colleagues from Royal Holloway, University of London and

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