Category Archives: Gaining Perspective

Have you seen or heard something from around the world that helps us gain perspective on things? Let us know.

Crossing guards

As I was riding to work today, I stopped for the lollipop woman and teens to cross the road to school. I find this really perplexing… why do high school kids need a crossing guard? When I looked into a … Continue reading

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Do we really want risk management to determine how we interact?

Australians often have a giggle at the policies, events and the people of the United States. From my perspective some things that occur over there are ridiculous, and I chuckle, more from disbelief than humour. The risk culture in the … Continue reading

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Work-play balance

It’s been far too long since I last posted. Unfortunately, my workloads have been outrageous so in the little time I had, I played! It’s not easy learning to rip-stick at 40, how to crash over logs in the bush … Continue reading

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Learning from our ‘poorer’ neighbours

The last sessions for the Child Friendly Cities Conference Asia-Pacific – Solo City Indonesia are underway. The focus of the conference was children’s participation in decision-making about their lives. Australia and New Zealand were represented, as well as Indonesia, Malysia, … Continue reading

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What I wish I didn’t know

When I hear about terrible things happening to children on the media I wonder how those parents feel when they hear the news their child is missing, presumed dead. One in particular stands out in my mind for some reason. … Continue reading

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