From the Jeeralang Range, the Eel Hole Creek has trickled into the Hazelwood Pondage. Maybe - there was a time when kids knew about briquettes, tadpoles, purple blackberries, and billy-carts. The open cut mines, electricity stations, and paper mills have ripped the Valley apart. What’s the different between demolition, ruins, heritage, and regeneration? The local and diaspora should say the most.
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Further afield is Jeeralang Range sticks. Where people live and travel forward and back for work in the Valley. Where they die is not so certain
The collateral damage has already been done. Coal is not attractive. The State and Federal governmentsand electricity power stations think Latrobe Valley is poo.
All we need is the theatrical flag and power. Bernie Briquette is back, re-thinking brown coal. Cleaning up the mess. Taking the water back.
Since teenage and young adult I have been very good at elite sport, followed by creative and publishing poetry, writing, thinking, and theorising. Then bang! At 10 February, 2017 I had an aphasia stroke. Even so, I do not want to retire. Survival is the winner. Next is recovery...
Selling electricity, Luke knocks at the front door. He wants to enter my home. I say, "No." He insists, "the price is right." I have no answer, yet still send him away. I'm left thinking how electricity relies on ample water supply. The water is becoming scarce and in deep trouble. Edward Hopkins
Greek proverb: Where old men plant trees and know they will not enjoy their fruit or sit in their shade, civilisation has taken root in that place. Peter Lyssiotis
Is atonement possible without the fanfare? How can the grief of bereavement be balanced? Who is deceiving us? Are we deceiving ourselves? Clive and I have teamed up as entrants to the Boggy Creek Fishing Competition. Our quest is the legendary Black Blue Nose Bream known to bend the rod...EDWARD HOPKINS
The image of the author, on the way home, aged 70 five years after first being posted as the inaugural SOLD THE DUMMY visual essay. The images and text are intended to sway the mind of visitors. Peter Lyssiotis
Professor Stephen Gray, Director of the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation at Victoria University, recently wrote that Melbourne's desalination plant would play a vital role in providing water in a drying climate. Maybe? It's so easy to sell a technology solution to dummies. Rather than a wasteful consumption of desalinated water, it's better to promote a sustainable water use culture. Max Thomas