Dianah Mieglich. Embracing change.

Ardent advocate for regional communities. Proud South Australian with a global view.

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As we head towards 2050 and beyond, our society will be faced with many challenges.

Climate change, food security, equality, justice, health and welfare challenges are but a few. Here I share my thoughts and observations about many current and continuing issues. I would be pleased to receive your feedback and I invite you to join me in the conversations.

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For most parents living in a country like ours, a ‘first-world’ country, from the moment we learn we have conceived or even in the ‘planning’ to conceive, we have hopes and dreams for our unborn child.

When the child is born, be it a male child or female child, the contemplating commences; who does he/she look like, what will their disposition be, what colour eyes will they have and what will he/she be when they ‘grow-up?’

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My sister was recently introduced to junior hockey in an initiation of fire, or rather that should be sleet and gale force winds!   She willingly accepted the challenge of being actively involved as a caregiver and supporter during the week long SAPSASA hockey program on the SA Primary School Sports calendar.  The carnival was held in metropolitan Adelaide. 

I am so blessed to have a sister who was willing and able to perform the highly important and vital role of “hockey mum.”  Corinna capably stepped-up during the days my work prevented me being on the sidelines.  

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I can hear the collective sighs of parents and caregivers, ‘school is back!’  I am included in that mix!

Our educators and their support staff are likely sighing too.  Most are returning to work in the State’s & Nation’s education facilities hoping their preparation during the ‘holidays’ will put them in good stead for a productive and fruitful year.  Some, on their first postings, will be fresh-faced and like those before them aspiring to inspire our children to learn.

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As I wait, tolerantly, in a queue at my local independent grocery store, I observe. 

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