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The car skids, rolling into the river. As she witnesses Karl’s last breath, Wendy chooses not to die. With that choice comes an inevitable decision: she begins her campaign for safer roads. Join us to make a film about a life committed to speaking truth to power: Wendy’s life. Introduction When Wendy lost her husband, … Continue reading Survivor Mission: The Film
A blessing in disguise One of the blessings that has flowed from the shocking experience of losing my beloved Karl to a crash on the Kyogle Road is that my great friend, Steph Vajda, has decided to make a documentary about my activism for road safety reform and getting the road repaired. That work has … Continue reading “Survivor Mission”: a New Film about Courage and Road Safety by Steph Vajda
I have more to say to the NSW Coroner! I have used up every iota of my patience in dealing with the NSW Coroner’s office regarding the road crash statistics for the stretch of Kyogle Road that claimed these five lives in seven years: young Lanthy in 2010, an unnamed motorcyclist in early October 2016, … Continue reading I have more to say to the NSW Coroner!
Road to Uki Now Safer Source: Tweed Link, Issue 1069, 28 August 2018 Council has practically completed work to make a section of Kyogle Road at Terragon safer. The work to reduce the likelihood of crashes between Glenock Road and Gold Gully was funded by the Federal Government through two Blackspot Program grants provided in … Continue reading Road to Uki Now Safer
We have been blessed to be able to secure our own Northern Rivers legend, singer/songwriter, Luke Vassella, to sing for us — and to sing with us — at Uki Public Hall on 30th September. See: http://mail.lukevassella.com/Home.html Luke Vassella Many of you will remember Luke’s generous and powerful anchoring of the Bentley Blockade in 2014 … Continue reading Luke Vassella: Our Singer for the Day
Vancouver, Canada, 23 August 2018 Greetings, all. Remember our Karl? That cheeky smile and warm brown laugh. Those gentle, quirky ways? His raggedy jeans falling off his bony hips? The Oasis’ bush philosopher? (Oh, sigh. My sweet Beloved.) Karl died on 6 February 2016, when our car plummeted 30 metres from the Kyogle Road into … Continue reading Open Letter to the Nimbin Community
Greetings, all! I wanted to remind you all of the “flow” of the Sunday — so you can dress accordingly and feel comfortable with the way the day unfolds. Our numbers will not be large. This is an intimate gathering. Part 1: Road Safety Workshop: We begin at 9:30 am with morning tea for the … Continue reading What to wear on the day
For a New Beginning In out-of-the-way places of the heart, Where your thoughts never think to wander, This beginning has been quietly forming, Waiting until you were ready to emerge. For a long time it has watched your desire, Feeling the emptiness growing inside you, Noticing how you willed yourself on, Still unable to leave … Continue reading For a New Beginning: The Final Blessing for Our Healing Event
In November 2017, Lori and I prepared our second annual submission to the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. See: https://worlddayofremembrance.org/ And in January 2018, my survivor mission article was published in an Australian road safety journal. See: Sarkissian, W., 2018, “A collaborative road safety survivor mission: the sacred work of sorrow.” Journal … Continue reading Our articles about road safety