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The Triangle - July 2023 is OUT NOW

Triangle Editorial, by Angela Marshall It is July, we have passed the winter solstice and can look forward to the return of the sun. But there are still two months, at least, of wintery weather ahead of us – and that’s not all bad. Winter can be a time of introspection and honest awareness, mindfulness if you will. This month’s obituaries, as usual, inspire us to reflect on people’s roles as both individuals and community members. It is always interesting to explore the intersection of an individual’s story with their social and community action – and the sharing of stories is a real act of generosity and vulnerability on the part of the person sharing. Many of us fail to recognise how much has changed within our own lifetimes. But when we become aware of simple facts – like the exemption certificate that Suzie Patten had to carry in 1961 to allow her to enter shops in town, we cannot unsee it. This is how a community can recognise great injustices and listen with open hearts to community members who have long been voiceless. The Triangle raises our awareness of the challenges facing us in terms of a medical system under severe and ongoing stress. As well as reminding us of the ongoing hard work of organisations and individuals beavering away at problems that affect all of us, particularly since the enormous dislocations of fires, flood and COVID. There is also much to applaud – a celebration of fungi, below the ground and on our plates; educational opportunities from preschools to U3A; activities and skills like knitting, weaving, gardening, cooking and cold-water swimming all readily available; the arts, whether theatre, music, literature and/or visual media, are alive and welcoming throughout the Triangle area. We can even peek at the future as the Roborebels share their thoughts on their Houston trip, community support and advanced tech. We live in a quiet, regional corner of Australia but we can be strongly connected with the world. We can learn from and accept the past, begin to understand the present and glimpse the future – all from the Triangle region. Click here for your online Triangle in the original PDF format you all know and love…

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OK, we promise, no more birthday content this issue … except to say that The Triangle members past and present had a lovely get together celebrating the paper’s twentieth year, sharing memories of their part in its history. So, what of the next twenty and what role will The Triangle play in voicing the matters affecting the community? This is your community paper and it needs your input. The production team is here only to make sure it comes out each month. So let us know what you would like to see in The Triangle, what you object to or love in this community and where you would like to see action taken. You can send a letter or contribute an article. Be creative! Send a photo, or simply let us know what is happening around and about. The Triangle would love to see some new and younger blood becoming involved and there are plenty of ways you can do that, be it on the production team or as a contributor. Editorial Georgina Adamson

NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

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