I have nothing profound to say, except that today marks twenty years since I started this blog.
How frustrating must it be to be a flight attendant? In the front row of six, there were only two of us paying any attention to the flight attendant's instructions for the emergency row. The woman to my right was engrossed in her book, the man next to her was going through photographs on his … Continue reading Exit Row
"Walking around Lismore after the first flood, when there was still mud around and large piles of trashed furniture out on the street made sense of what happened. But it doesn't make sense now", I said to Noreen who runs the Duck Pond Espresso Coffee Shop in South Lismore. "The night of the first flood … Continue reading Doesn’t Make Sense
"I never knew about the dossiers", I told friends as we sat and enjoyed a beer at the iconic "Bourbon and Beefsteak" in Sydney's Kings Cross last night. We were chatting, relaxing and reflecting, having just been on a historical walking tour related to the 1975 death of 38-year old journalist, Juanita Nielsen. Juanita Nielsen … Continue reading Juanita Nielsen Walking Tour
“Can we send you a pizza order for a lovely lunch?” a colleague told me today she had recently offered some colleagues in Lismore. “That would be lovely”, she was told, “Except we have no pizza places. They're all closed, due to the flood.”. My colleague told me this was a stark insight of how … Continue reading Sydney life and Lismore life
When people you know have near-death experiences, you tend to be a little more “honest” in your communications with them. You tend to be more willing to share the thoughts, feelings and experiences you’ve had. After years of living in Surry Hills, I thought it was finally time to share with my family a few … Continue reading Village Voices