“Are you from here?” is always a good question to ask someone you meet for the first time in a country town. In larger cities, people are much more likely to ask you what you do for a living. But in country towns, establishing where you're from usually means "six degrees of separation" can often … Continue reading Are You From Here?
There's a bloke who seems to drink most days at one of the pubs here in Lismore, who seems to have also drunk the Q-Anon Kool-Aid. He's a big bloke, always wearing hi-vis, and he has a friendly face. But every time I've been there lately, he's been talking rather loudly about various conspiracy theories. … Continue reading Lismore Life
In the midst of living/working from home, it's been great to take some time out (a few times each week) for afternoon strolls along the Wilson's River, Lismore. It's been one of the things I've really loved about being back here. It's calming. It's relaxing. I love it, whether it's to or from work, or … Continue reading River Walks
"Is there much water in the Duck Pond yet?" was one of the questions mostly commonly asked in our house when a flood was imminent. I was born in Kyogle Street, not far from The Duck Pond, and spent the remainder of my youth only a little further way. Though it's not actually connected to … Continue reading The Duck Pond
"You dodged a bullet by staying in Lismore", my friend Graeme commented the other day. Of course, he was referring to the growing COVID-19 problem in Sydney, and the associated lockdown. Things are obviously going much better here. There have been (to date) no cases or close contacts, and the restrictions (facemasks indoors, compulsory sign-in) … Continue reading Dodged A Bullet