Month: March 2017

Why Is ABC Radio News at 7.45?

I was chatting with a colleague today, and he asked why ABC Radio News is heard at 7.45am and not 8.00am, which is the convention...

Weekend in Katoomba

I reached the conclusion about half way through last week I needed some “country air”. Though I could have booked a flight home to Lismore,...

The Big Dig

“I used to come through here all the time”, I said to my friend Sue as we walked through The Rocks in Sydney. “When Damien...

Margaret Olley and my hometown, Lismore

If, like me, you’re from Lismore (Northern NSW Australia), there’s a good chance you’ll know, or have met someone with the surname Olley. There were...

Manly Saturday

I was running late, and so I paid a few extra dollars to catch the fast ferry. With only a few people on board, I...

Camera Roll

It’s half-past something in the middle of the night, and I’m catching up on reading social media and blogs. In the midst of Twitter, Facebook...

Jonas Holmberg

Three or four years ago, I discovered the Swedish singer, Jonas Holmberg, and fell totally in love with his voice. I know it’s a cliche,...