Emboldened by the Bentley Blockade

  It’s been ten days since the text arrived announcing the suspension of Metgasco’s license to drill for oil at Bentley.   Only ten days — and life has changed dramatically for many of us.   I search for a word for this new feeling and find an old one:   Embolden: “To give someone… Continue reading Emboldened by the Bentley Blockade

Smoke on the Horizon

21 June 2009, 8:12 am   We’ve had the man from the Country Fire Service around to look over the property.   “Don’t plant any more trees,” he said. “Don’t you know how dangerous it is to live uphill from a gully?”   No more trees.   A hard ask when it’s so hot in… Continue reading Smoke on the Horizon