Monthly Archives: February 2015

Fishermen – and the Adelaide Writers’ Week 2015

I’m slowly making my way back into the daylight world after some travels through the underworld. As it happens, I’ve been reading Alexis Wright’s astonishing novel Carpentaria for about the fourth time, which is exactly the book to be reading at … Continue reading

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Wordsworth’s Ode: Intimations of immortality from recollections of early childhood – for my mother

  What though the radiance which was once so bright Be now for ever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather … Continue reading

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Natural capital – bees, forests, water, soil – comes to Australian farming: NAB is adding natural capital to its lending policies

Once again natural capital is in the news – this time with the announcement last week by the National Australia Bank (NAB) that it’s changing its policies to start accounting for the sustainability of farming business practices. NAB is Australia’s … Continue reading

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