Month: April 2012

Frank Gehry

One of the great things about my job is that I have warm, sunny office with a good view of the immediate city. In a...

Happy Birthday Blog

“My blog is now officially ten years old”, I told my friend over dinner last night. She was quite amazed, and I guess I am...

Looking Like Moby

I picked up my new glasses today. The consensus seems to be I look like pop-star “Moby”....

Sydney Monsoon

We don’t cope well with rain in Sydney. That means we haven’t been coping well for the last six months. There was more chaos on...

Surry Hills Hipster

“Sorry Uncle Jim, I was just trying to give you a cuddle”, my young nephew apologised last weekend. I was on the couch half-watching television...

Home for Easter

If it wasn’t for Blues-Fest (held at nearby Byron Bay), the local paper, “The Northern Star” would have been a fairly thin volume today. Aside...

Winifred Atwell’s Grave

Being home for Easter is an opportunity to catch up with family, both the living and the dead. And today we visited a few cemeteries...

Cheap Way to Sydney Airport

For the last fifteen years or so I’ve been travelling to and from Sydney Airport either by taxi or train. I live close enough so...

Cousin Kerry

“Who would imagine you’d get so emotional about someone from 160 years ago?” Kerry O’Brien observed on tonight’s edition of “Who Do You Think You...

Randwick Bells Are Ringing

It was so very sad to hear today of the death of an Australian musical legend. I’ve met him on several occasions over the last...