IT IS hard to not think about change at this time of the year.
It could be simply changing the calendars, changing the bins stuffed with fetid leftovers, or the change left in your pocket after another opulent and needless spend on Christmas.
If it’s not change, it’s penance getting pushed to the front of mind.
Resetting the calendar means we can repent for decades of dissipation by dedicating the next year to austerity and modesty.
No more blow-outs.
“New year, new me” is the maxim du jour for all of those on the enlightened path to self-improvement.
But Tamworth has already improved itself out of sight and it is looking hot in 2019.
We’re number one, so why try harder?
That’s right, 2018 was number one when it came to hotness.
It makes you wonder if vanity is really something to aspire to in 2019? Probably not.
While resolutions are historically flimsy at this time of year, it’s as good as time as ever to start making changes.
Let’s get cool, not hotter.
Now’s the second-best time to do it; the best time was 20 years ago.
Now we have all lived through the hottest weather Tamworth can muster, let’s ask our leaders to be cooler. “Fair dinkum power” is cactus, so we can give that the boot.
Even if wind power is “visually awful”, in the words of former-former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and solar panels are too aesthetically displeasing for AELEC, according the current Tamworth Regional Council, how much value does vanity have when you’re already as hot as can be?
Just be cool instead.
Tamworth’s hotness is the result and culmination of a number of factors, some outside of its control.
However, it is certainly within the city’s capability to help turn it around.
Think about where your power comes from; think about where your food comes from. Give those in power some food for thought and let them know it will be unbearable if it gets any hotter.