THE REAL DIRT

Entries from May 30th, 2011

If Only All Politicians Were Scuba Divers

May 30th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Blog

In 1983 Lodestone Reef, east of Magnetic Island, was the scene of a series of gruesome attacks by a five-metre tiger shark. It was also in the path of Cyclone Yasi and so I was curious to finally get there on the weekend and see how the Reef looks four months after one of the […]

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Footpath Fodder

May 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Blog

Our street in Townsville is so wide that the people on the other side look like they inhabit a whole other universe. The road often looks more like a vast asphalt car park than a thoroughfare. When we first moved there Prue and I formally applied to council to plant out part of the nature […]

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The J Day

May 2nd, 2011 · 2 Comments · Blog

I don’t usually like to blog about personal, family things but this one is an exception. In March last year my sister’s eight-year-old son, Jeremiah Del Tufo, died from brain and spinal cord cancer. It was the most traumatic experience that our family has gone through and for Jeremiah’s parents, Nicole and Dave, and his […]

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