For the past ten years, my life has been focussed on trying to learn and share the lessons of World War Two.
This was a major theme of art displays I created at both a national heritage water source important to the memory of General Douglas MacArthur in Morotai, Indonesia, and also at Barak Obama’s first school in Jakarta.
During this decade, the people I have conversed with on matters relevant to this endeavour included Prime Ministers Gillard, Rudd and Turnbull of Australia and Presidents Jokowi and Yudhoyono of Indonesia.
This morning, the people who inspire me the most by showing the spirit of WW2 are the Sons Of The West (people from the Western Bulldogs football club) who are headquartered down the road from my place.
As I understand it, this season, Coach Luke Beveridge has shared the work load of playing among a large number of players. This is a strategy which will keep the team fresh for the finals.
This reminds me of the spirit and wisdom of General Douglas MacArthur.
The simple piece of word art above is for all sons and daughters of the west and of the whole world.
May we all learn from our past and work effectively together now and well into the future.
Geoff Fox, 5th August, 2021, Footscray, Australia
The God of Time wanders to and fro and for the Sun.
Keeping us all in chequers.
Keeping us all in love.
Geoff Fox, 15th July, 2021, Down Under
A God of Time.
Lightening Hard Times.
Geoff Fox, 12-07-21, Terra Nullius
This is a warning or peringatan: we must not forget the lessons of history.
Anthony Hendrie was born in 1938 and lived through The Blitz in Chatham, England, during World WarTwo.
He later served with the RAF.
Lest We Forget.
Geoff Fox, 25th June, 2021, Melbourne, Australia
Kartini’s love was gentle.
She lifted people slow.
Geoff Fox April 30, 2021, Austral-Indonesia
Sadly. so sadly, the softest women’s voices hide themselves in quieteness in this shouting world.
I was a midwife for 32 years. I cannot understand why mothering gentleness is so widely scorned.
Kartini knew that the tender love of mothers is the heart of our world.
Geoff Fox, Hari Kartini, 2021, Terra Nullius
I believe that modern theology needs to focus more on Freedom, especially freedom of speech.
Logos is one key.
Geoff Fox, 6th March, 2021, Down Under