Category Archives: Miyagi

From Sendai to St Ives North

I have been a volunteer fire fighter here in Australia for 37 years. For the last 9 years I have worked for the NSW Rural Fire Service. Around 5 years ago by chance I became involved in disaster resilience education … Continue reading

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Packing. Not yet competent

You would think that after a dozen overseas trips that I would be able to get packing down to a fine art. Well think again. I am certainly a long way off being competent in the art of packing light. … Continue reading

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No regrets, but next time ….

Being a single traveler has a particular advantage in flexibility it brings. However you are always on the outside, a 2 hour drop in to a place, a single seat at the izakaya buzzing with small work groups. For all … Continue reading

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The cold, the old and the bold

My return to Japan in March revolved around attending the United Nations third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR). Posts about that amazing event, the organisations and the people around the world putting their energies into mitigating the impacts … Continue reading

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All over bar the shouting. Links to WCDRR outcomes

Originally posted on Disaster Resilience Education in School:
The third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) is over, and officially it is being touted as a resounding success. I am pleased to have contributed in my own…

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Return from self imposed exile. More travel awaits.

Its been a long time since my last post. Thanks for hanging in there, and bigger thanks to hundreds of you avid readers who urged me to return. And just at the right time! Exciting work, rest and play approaches … Continue reading

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