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retirement, gardening

Planning for Retirement

by David Wade Chambers

Aireys inlet — It is my impression that the majority of Hi people are young professionals, starting or building their careers, or in some cases still out seeing the world. Sure, Hi includes a few old blokes like me who are already looking back on their retired years, but, on the whole, retirement planning would be pretty far from the minds of most people that frequent this website. When I retired in ‘99, I nee...

climate change, atomic bomb, gardening

My Window on the World

by David Wade Chambers

Aireys inlet — When I first came to Australia forty five years ago, my window on the world was wide: both philosophically and geographically expansionary, so to speak. Yes, the Atomic Bomb was already a real threa...

climate change, gardening, Trees

Thickets and Climate Change

by David Wade Chambers

Aireys inlet — On our small acreage I have left many wild thickets (like the one pictured here) to grow without disturbance for 37 years. Apart from its beauty, this strategy has major value in the war against clima...

#100HappyDays, gardening, Mindfulness

Day 7 #100happydays: New growth

by So-Shan Au

Surbiton — Gardening gives me such joy. It’s a time to be in the moment, with nature, and out of your head when all you are thinking about is how to give each seed or seedling the best start. My heart skips whe...

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