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Kudos and Kruds

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Andrea Darvill, Suffolk Park

In a teeny tiny town in BC, Canada where I was living for a time, we have a community newsletter, and at the end there is a section called Kudos and Kruds.

This past few months in Byron I’ve had so many Kudos and Kruds moments and wished I had a place to send them. Maybe it’s an idea for The Echo: a place to sing up those who are adding positively to the community, and a place to publicly air a grievance without naming, shaming, or blaming.

So in the spirit of Kudos and Kruds, I’d like to send a kudos to Baden Offord for his letter in The Echo about two weeks ago. It was eloquent, intelligent, creative and insightful; offering a new perspective on things. It was a delight to learn something new.

I loved the personal touch of quoting Desmond Tutu’s South African philosophy of Ubuntu: My humanity is inextricably bound up in yours. If we really live by that motto, then before we act we can ask; how do my actions, no matter how small, serve the greater community? Thank you Penny for sharing with me, I’ve emailed [his letter] to many people in Canada who loved it as well. It might be worth a reprint.

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The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don't be a passive reader, send us your epistles.