Thursday, April 19, 2012

Performing at Greening Australia

Sunday 6 May - Centenary of Canberra planting event
Proudly hosted by the Centenary of Canberra Project

Plant a seedling at the Centenary of Canberra and Greening Australia community tree planting day and learn from Yurung Dhaura trainees some of the traditional aboriginal uses for the trees, grasses and shrubs being planted as part of the Lower Cotter rehabilitation project.
Be entertained by Love Sick Caravan - Canberra’s newest dixie-land band who will bring a touch of yesteryear to the Cotter. In addition, spoken word artist and poet Josh Inman, from Australia Poetry Limited, has accepted the challenge to perform a new work created on the day by seeking words from planters about the Lower Cotter region.

Sunday 6 May, 9.30am – 12.30pm. Followed by a BBQ.
What to expect?
Indigenous knowledge sharing, music, poets, a BBQ, a few blackberry canes and a portaloo.
Please bring a hat, sunscreen, long sleeves, long pants, gardening gloves,
sturdy boots, mattock (if you have one) and a water bottle.
Catch the bus?
RSVP Essential! The bus departs the City West bus terminal on Marcus Clarke
St (between University Ave and Allsop St) at 8.30am, and will then pick up
at 9am from the Stromlo Forest Park cycling area car park off Uriarra Rd.
The bus will return to Stromlo, then Civic by 2:30pm.
Drive along Uriarra Rd to Uriarra Crossing, turn left after the Crossing and
continue on Uriarra road for 7km. Turn left into Bullock Paddock Road. Look
out for the Greening Australia signs from Uriarra Crossing.
RSVP Essential:
Please state if you will be catching the bus or not.
Phone: 6253 3035. Email:
You  don’t  need  any experience to attend a Greening Australia event,
instructions and tools are provided on site.
If you have any questions, please contact us on or 6253 3035
Check out the volunteer page here for other volunteering opportunities.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Selection Criteria

So it acomes to a time where I have to make an effort  to retain some form of employment. The problem is i find myself bored with official writing that just so biege.  heres my latest selection criterion:
Working with People - Understanding others, adapting to others, rewarding others, listening, consulting, supporting, caring.

I work with people. I am a People Person, proven by the crowd of people who posed for this picture

I have extensive experience working within a team environment throughout my career.  As a warm and open person, I possess an understanding of others. This empathy is the glue that binds the team, or the egg that binds the rissole. It is the power of this affinity that I wield that allows me to be the greatest team member ever. In my self appointed role as morale team captain I command the respect of my minions by adapting to some, rewarding others and listening to all. A team with harmony sings in simpatico. Some lesser team members say im condescending (that means I speak down to people), but it’s not true, I am just greater than they could ever hope to achieve. And this is how I relate to people, I give them my time, and time is money, so it’s like a charity. And that’s what I am, friend charity.  Building a rapport is different to building a house, but both have glue. I am that glue.

Otherwise, i once busked with a sign that read
Too lazy to work or sing, please give generously

so i always have my backup career.

Monday, April 2, 2012

An Autumn Poemn


all the girls,
Even the trees
discard their clothes
and show poets
their bushes.