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When you choose a path to walk you cannot know exactly where it will lead you. At best we can only see part-way to where the journey will take us and the obstacles we will encounter. Adjust to the path as you find it and let it lead you where you need to go. Let the journey become part of you.

I’m a long way from home these days, but I carry this amazing place with me, wherever I go.

There’s no road map to the path I’m forging. No one’s footprints to follow, only my own uneven tread. Progress is more of a spiral than a straight line: a slide backwards reminding me of why I need to keep pushing forward, a stumble another lesson (re)learnt. What matters is to keep on walking.

Chances are you heard about the severe bushfires that swept through Tasmania a couple of months ago. It was awful, a terrible combination of a hot dry summer and a day of searing temperatures and high winds. Perfect fire weather: all it needed was a spark… Up at Lake Repulse someone left a campfire unattended in the pine forest.  Near Bicheno and out at Giblin River, lightning struck the blazes. In Forcett… Read More

Tasmanians, the Forest Peace Deal Agreement is going through the Upper House, where the legislation will either pass, or crash and burn with a huge loss of public faith and return to community division and ongoing stalemate. The agreement isn’t perfect, I know, but it’s better than no agreement and it has involved compromise from both sides to reach. We can always build from here and work towards a better agreement once… Read More

Somewhere on the Tasmanian east coast Don’t just dream it, do it. Take that first step today and keep on the journey. Create your own footprints.