Author: James O'Brien

Camera Roll

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 and Google+, the reason I'm still blogging, and the reason I'm still reading blogs, is (generally speaking), they offer something more substantial than elsewhere in the personal online space. Admittedly, … Continue reading Camera Roll

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade 2017

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade 2017

"The last time I went to the party, I saw YOU there", I said to a colleague this week, in response to the question about my plans for Mardi Gras. "Oh that was a long time ago", she responded.¬†Though they say you're only as old as you feel, I definitely feel too old for the … Continue reading Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade 2017

Mardi Gras History Walk

Mardi Gras History Walk

"Tom Hughes was Lucy Turnbull's dad", I whispered into the ear of my friend Graeme. Though it wasn't specifically mentioned on the Mardi Gras History Walk, it was something I knew which added to the story. Historian, Robert French was talking about a meeting of the Liberal Party of NSW held in the early 1970s. … Continue reading Mardi Gras History Walk