Years ago I remember watching a really fantastic documentary about the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras called, Feed Them to the Cannibals. As I recall, the title was a reference to the words of an Australian government official, who was asked what he thought should be done with those […]
In all my working life, I’ve never really been a commuter. I’ve always lived reasonably close to work. So close that I’ve usually been able to walk, ride, or take a short drive. I think the longest commute I’ve ever made may have been four or five kilometres, when I […]
There’s an awful lot going on in this photograph.
While crossing Oxford Street with some mates on Saturday night, we spotted this fantastic flash car. Aside from the driver, there was a solitary bloke in the back seat. For a while we speculated what he might have been up to, concluding the most romantic option – he was on […]
Thought I’d give a mention to an exhibition my friend Kate has managed and curated for the forthcoming Chinese New Year Celebrations in Sydney. This year’s exhibition follows on from the exhibition she curated last year which was fantastic. Kate describes the exhibition in these terms Crossing Boundaries is a […]
You know those stupid machines at the supermarket deli where you’re given a number and have to wait your turn, even if there’s only two or three other people waiting? Minutes go by (it seems like hours) while your eyes remained focussed on the display above as you wait for […]
As I was catching a cab home last night, I took a photograph out of the window of the crowd enjoying their NYE in Sydney. It was then I had what I thought at the time was a deeply philosophical thought. “Why do they drink so much on NYE”, I […]
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We decided to go “upmarket” for our Christmas Party this year. Last year we went to a nearby pub, this year we settled on Opera Bar. Such a great place.
How cool was this? I received a “loyal customer” gift from my favourite coffee shop in Sydney. It’s the coffee shop I visit almost every morning on my way to work. The staff are friendly, the coffee’s great. They’re a part of my daily ritual. Today they also gave me […]
“I really like your shirt”, a bloke told me as I stood outside Sydney’s “Hero Of Waterloo”. We had been sitting in a chilly area, and although shorts and t-shirts were fine for the earlier part of the day, I was beginning to feel the cold, and so I wandered […]
There was a moment when I thought to myself “this is a pretty weird spot” to be taking some visitors from overseas. The way we ended up at The Gap (the infamous spot where many Sydneysiders take their own lives) was quite accidental. One of our visitors had been to […]
There was a real moment of history being in the audience for the speech delivered by the Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, as part of The Boyer Lecture Series. In the midst of a speech about celebrating the diversity of Australian life, the two most news-worthy (and much quoted comments) concerned her […]
Having worked a fair bit of extra time lately, I asked for a day off. Although I don’t have much planned for the next few days (aside from the Andrew Olle Media Lecture tonight), I figured a long weekend would help me re-set. But what to do with a fairly […]
Tragically, 100 maybe 200 homes (or more) will be lost in the bushfires currently on the outskirts of Sydney. Meanwhile, here’s the view in inner city Surry Hills where the ashes have been cast asunder. Thinking about all those currently fighting the fires either directly or indirectly as support people.