Laughter & Tears

“I love some good old-fashioned drag”, I whispered in the ear of my friend, Michaela, one of the friends I attended the First Nations Supreme Drag Queen Event at Carriageworks last night, as part of World Pride.

One of the drag queens had just lip-synched to the awesome Whitney Houston song, “I Have Nothing” from “The Bodyguard”. Another lip-synched to Donna Summer’s “Macarthur Park”. In the midst of the more modern tunes, it was great to hear some old-school drag as well.… Read the rest “Laughter & Tears”


“A word of warning, it’s Valentine’s Day, and it’s pretty busy down on the street”, I said to my neighbor, as we chatted briefly today in the back laneway.

It’s ALWAYS busy on Valentine’s Day at our end of Crown Street. As a long-term single person, I always forget about it every year until I’m confronted by all the doe-eyed couples at nearby restaurants. As I sat and enjoyed a late afternoon beer at the nearby bar, The Nocturne, a young woman walked in with a huge box of roses.… Read the rest “Doco”

Art in the sky

“It’s pretty busy down here”, a bloke said to me as we walked down to the foreshore of Darwin Harbour. He was worried about getting a good seat/view, and to be honest, so was I. Fairly quickly, it was evident that wasn’t going to be a problem, as people were fairly well spread out for the show. Nonetheless, there was a large number of people, likely the largest I’ve ever seen in Darwin. And they were all here to see a show featuring drones.… Read the rest “Art in the sky”

Sunday at the movies

It was only after chatting with my neighbours and was halfway down the street that I discovered chocolate stains on my shirt, prompting a return home to change.

I was on my way to meet a friend who I haven’t seen for several months. I went to Lismore, and she went to Alice Springs. She’s been back for a couple of weeks, but this is the first time we’ve had a chance to see each other. … Read the rest “Sunday at the movies”