THERE’S something very comforting about the “bing” of an incoming email on a Saturday morning, the sound that announces your arrival again. I love those few moments of anticipation, wondering who you’ll bring into my world this weekend.
Will we be blessed with Tim Shannon’s architectural insights explaining so eloquently how elements of the buildings around us, whether grand or small, affect us all?
Will Gill Heal share a conversation with a local person about what they love about where they live? Will Liane Arno have a portrait of a local artist? Will there be a botanical story from Terri Allen or a bird-spotting treat from Nola Thorpe?
Will Bob Middleton have an endearing reminiscence that links the past with the present? Will there be a local history gem from Kit Sleeman or Carolyn Landon or a reflection from one of the Coldebella brothers? Will Miriam Strickland have some wise words for our health and well-being? Will Jan Cheshire bring a delicious recipe to try?
I wonder if there’ll be another beautifully clever cartoon from Natasha Williams-Novak.
Might Sue Saliba have a cautionary tale of hooded plovers or Jeff Nottle of Western Port? Could Mary Whelan have progress on the state of the roads? Perhaps there’ll be an update on Landcare, climate change, community energy projects or another conservation issue.
Will there be a message from our state or federal Members of Parliament, our Mayor or one of our local councillors?
What news will there be of upcoming community events?
Could this be a week when we hear from one of your occasional contributors? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a newcomer today!
I wonder if we’ll hear from Catherine Watson or will she be busily beavering behind the scenes editing, publishing and inspiring more Bass Coast folk to contribute.
Some weeks that little “bing” brings even greater expectation as I prepare to open my email and see my own words and photos in print!
Although your full name is “The Bass Coast Post”, please allow me to call you “The Post”.
Thank you, Dear Post for giving us a voice. You are humble yet powerful. You have attitude, you have heart. Your arms reach from Grantville to Cape Patterson, Phillip Island to Inverloch, Wonthaggi to Krowera and out into the world. Your stories build social capital as you bind us closer together. You are a treasured growing archive of the people, places and nature of the beautiful Bass Coast.
December 13, 2015
Thank you Linda Cutriss. Your ode inspires me to become a contributor rather than an occasional reader of the Post. Need to drop half a dozen commitments, take a course in two hours sleep a night and I'll be right.
I certainly do appreciate Catherine's creation and the brilliant minds who give us the benefit of their knowledge and writing skills. Thank you, all.
Felicia Di Stefano, Glen Forbes
Thank you for another year of awesome stories!
Zena Benbow, Grantville
Thank you for a year of great story and comments in the Post.
Clare Le Serve, Bass