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Paying a bit forward

A convoy of donated hay made its way to Bourke this week. The ABC has some background to the story about the convoy. The organiser of the convoy, Brendan Farrell, said "It's probably paying a bit forward, I suppose, and that's what it's all about. We've been through droughts down home. We had an eight year drought". He added "Look, I hear stories all the time of farmers struggling. I've got three young kids under four, and you hear of farmers that are doing silly things and they can't cope. I just look at my kids and just go 'right, well what...

A Walk to Beautiful

The ABC in Australia shows some remarkable documentaries. I have written about the Merry Makers some time ago. Last weekend the ABC program Four Corners screened A Walk to Beautiful. Shortly after writing my post on dolphins, sharks and dead people I sat down to watch the documentary. Source: ABC Four Corners' website The Four Corner's website notes that: It’s been 50 years since an idealistic young Sydney couple, Catherine and Reginald Hamlin, spotted an ad for doctors to go to Africa, then took a punt. Little did they know they were about to make the world a far, far better place. The...