February 2nd in Australia.
It’s been weekend of reviews and this morning a profound chat with Ali.
Tomorrow it will be 4 years since Cyclone Yasi made landfall. Presently Tropical Cyclone Ola looks like it won’t be too much hassle. One of our sources of information during Yasi, other than the BOM site and ABC, were Oz Cyclone Chasers. I still check their site to see how things are brewing in the Far North.
There is just one more blog hop for the After Yasi Virtual Book tour, and then a wrap up post and launch.
The final blog we’ll visit is of profound and compassionate musician, Melinda Irvine, who is herself now working in Aftermath recovery in the Phillipines.
“The eBook is an interactive experience that links to blogs and sources that show how people coped with the cyclone and the aftermath. It’s a rich trail of material that celebrates the human spirit in all its facets – despair, pain, recovery, optimism and resilience.
Among the highlights for me are Christine Jenkins and the anchor she tied to her house; Mr Hardy and his chainsaw optimism; and the wonderful poem Cassowaries Can Fly.”
“Having an interest in contemporary dance, I particularly appreciated that one of the recovery events that June documented was a dance workshop run by local dancer Danielle Wilson. Contemporary dance is still a less well-developed community art form in Australia.” Owen Allen
This morning Ali Stegert has shared her interview focusing on yasi and its impact on children and youth, with thought provoking questions inspired by her background as a school counsellor.
Don’t forget that if you leave a comment on any of our blogs included in the virtual tour you will have a chance to win a free copy of the ebook or copy of the photographic print from the book. Your chance to comment for a prize continues until the 6th of February.