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Nature is a splendid thing. The regeneration and rejuvenation of the Port Germein Gorge and the Southern Flinders, following the devastating January fires, is remarkable.  

Just yesterday, as I drove north towards the Southern Flinders Ranges and as the Bluff came into view, the scars of the January fires were more apparent.  The starkness of the Range took on the appearance of leather in need of nourishment.  The type of leather of old boots, old boots which had walked too many miles and endured too much sun. 

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I stretched as I reached for my walking shoes and exhaled as I leaned over to tie the laces.  This evening was no different to most evenings when I take time-out and go for a walk to ‘wash’ the day away.  It is time for me.  It is time to think; or not. 

But tonight was different.  I deliberately timed my walk so I wouldn’t be drawn into the nightly news bulletin.  I wanted to ‘switch-off’, literally.  I wanted to escape the horror and awfulness of what is occurring around the globe.  Selfish really, considering that I am not directly affected and that my life is neither in danger; nor my safety even remotely compromised.  I just wanted to withdraw.  

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If at the end of reading these words you are motivated to contact your local South Australian MP (indeed any MP) and share your views and opinions about this important issue the SA contact details can be found at these links. 

http://www.parliament.sa.gov.au/Members/HouseofAssembly/Pages/ContactDetails.aspx

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Now, I am pretty certain that heading grabbed your attention, so before I go on, allow me to put on the record that I have never smoked a joint or taken any form cannabis, except to say that I use soothing Hemp hand protector produced by The Body Shop™ to repair dry skin.  Hemp, in this context, is the cousin to marijuana, both of the cannabis family.

About my preferences

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Fact: Without our environment there will be no economy.   

Question: Without small business would our communities exist? 

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A Local Perspective 

We need bees more than bees need us.   

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Stuff me! What is a girl to do?

Deep down I would like to make the world a better place but it appears ‘everyone else’ wants to eat, drink and be merry…or… go fishing!

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 Our senses - What will come to yours? 

Like many Australians, I have been browsing images of the bushfires which erupted across our nation during an unprecedented heatwave this week.   

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

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Recently I have been reading a book about people who has shown great political courage. Early on it discussed the types of people who go into politics. Some people do it to attain power. Some do it because they see it as an easy well paid position and they have the ability to receive party pre-selection due to money or business connections.

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Many different approaches to eradiating poverty have been attempted in our country, however approaches which focus only on economic growth have proved to be unsustainable.

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