December 17, 2020
Sarah Bell

It Rains, It Pours

We’re in water. As the big wet sets into our valley, I began to meditate on rain. Scientifically, the water cycle is fairly easy to comprehend as a workflow of...

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December 3, 2020
First National Byron

Friends

Wednesday nights at 7.30pm was a sacred time when I was growing up. It was reserved for catching up with my 6 friends who lived in Manhattan and hung out...

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November 20, 2020
First National Byron

Certainty and Understanding

The circus of 2020 continues to roll on and demonstrate that with a complete lack of certainty – some people react by becoming dangerously certain of things, just to make...

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November 5, 2020
First National Byron

The Antidote

It’s nice to be back after a short break in programming, and I bring hope because we seriously need it. There is a word for the particular type of melancholy...

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August 27, 2020
First National Byron

Pure Joy

Joie de vivre is a French phrase that is thrown around by Francophiles to justify the indulgence of an almond croissant, but there is much more to the philosophy than...

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August 20, 2020
First National Byron

Community Pillar

There is a Latin word ‘Com’ which means ‘together. You’ll find it in words like companion, common, community, compassion, and even ‘company’. There are a few pages in the dictionary...

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August 7, 2020
First National Byron

Cherishing Choice

If the hardships of 2020 have taught us anything, it is to cherish all of the things we took for granted – back before anyone knew what a Coronavirus was....

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July 30, 2020
First National Byron

Oh Baby

Since the stay at home orders emerged there have been plenty of jokes and speculation about whether or not there will be a significant baby boom, come the summer and...

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July 23, 2020
First National Byron

Zero Potential

0,0. It is the starting point on a graph where there is no data and it is the womb of all potential that can be expressed scientifically. 0,0. While it...

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July 16, 2020
First National Byron

Snake Bit And Seething

Have you ever given yourself permission to literally howl at the moon, knowing that it won’t change anything, but that it might feel good? I really never have done that...

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