Our glorious leader has given us permission to use much more simplified language now to describe current conflicts around the globe. This in turn makes it so much easier for my poor little head to work out who the goodies and baddies are, and I thank him for that. I was just so darned worried about the world before the last election, now I live in bliss.
But then, I open the letters to the Echo and I feel vaguely disturbed. Catching up on our current crop of dramas here in the shire: Belongil rock wall, West Byron, Brunswick caravan parks, peak oil production in Mullumbimby, absolutely anyone trying to build anything in Bangalow over a certain resident’s dead body and of course the ever-colourful give-me-my-zoning-or-you’ll-all-get-it in Coorabell. It’s hard to know whom the goodies and baddies are.
Life is much calmer up here in the (very-west) Byron Shire.
Nick Mills, Eureka