Tag Archives: Personal

Air travel – new year resolution

Cathy and I have made a new year resolution to avoid flying. I have a few existing work commitments that mean I need to fly next year to Alice Springs at least two or three times and we are leaving … Continue reading

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The real 2012 Oscars!

An interview with the director How was the process of making this in-depth documentary? The Stuarts were an absolute pleasure to work with. We had heaps of fun during the filming. We had fantastic material to with, but were under … Continue reading

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My mother, Rita Stuart (1923-2012)

My mother died last Friday. Her funeral was today with the usual mixture of tears, laughter, memories and catching up with family and friends. My brother and uncle gave the eulogies, which captured much about Mum. From Chris, my brother. … Continue reading

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We hold the world in our hands

I’ve been involved in environment, social change or peace groups for nearly 30 years and I certainly can’t remember facing such large scale challenges. I first became seriously involved with social change in 1983 during the nuclear arms build up … Continue reading

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Sculpture by the Sea

  We went to Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi last weekend. What a great example of community engagement – the original aim was to create “an accessible visual arts event in Sydney.” We spent almost six hours there (including … Continue reading

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Our 3 50 party!

Cathy and I had a 3 50 party on the weekend – I turned 50, Cathy turned 50 and we have been married 25 years (50 years between us). A friend from Transition Newcastle made us this amazing cake, and … Continue reading

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My background in peace and environment groups

At a recent Transition Newcastle planning weekend, we shared some of how we came to be at the weekend. As I celebrated my 50th birthday last week, I think I am justified in reflecting on how my journey so far … Continue reading

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Role of grandfathers

The Family Action Centre is currently researching the role of grandfathers in the lives of their grandchildren.They needed some a grandfather and grandkids for a photo opportunity so my father and children filled the gap. Here’s the result – nice … Continue reading

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