Tag: mardi gras

  • Big Events

    Big Events

    “I think she might be Scomo’s biggest mistake”, an “old leftie” whispered into my ear at the Andrew Olle Media Lecture.

    There was a perception, rightly or wrongly, that the appointment of Ita Buttrose as ABC Chair was simply another political appointment and that Ita would do the “government’s bidding”.… Read the rest

  • Red and Purple

    Red and Purple

    For the first time today in decades, I felt that all too common feeling of sunburn on the back of my neck. Though sunburn was pretty common when I was a child, I’ve had long-term awareness about the risks of skin cancer, especially since I have fair skin and red-haired ancestry, always wearing a hat and sunblock to significant outdoor events.… Read the rest

  • Mardi Gras

    Mardi Gras

    About 10.45am on Friday, I received the following text message from a friend and former colleague. “Watching you on tv xxx move out from behind Nat where do I buy merch?”… Read the rest

  • ABC Pride in the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade

    ABC Pride in the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade

    “It’s all going so fast”, I said to my colleague to the left of me.

    We were walking / marching / dancing along Oxford Street, as part of the “ABC Pride” float in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.… Read the rest

  • Mardi Gras Season

    Mardi Gras Season

    Around mid-afternoon I took a break from activities at Sydney Mardi Gras Fair Day, and went for a walk down the street. I’d been at Fair Day for a few hours, working on the stall we have, raising awareness and raising funds for ABC Pride’s float in the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.… Read the rest

  • Mardi Gras

    Mardi Gras

    Though I never made it to the street parade this year, and I didn’t get to see Cher perform at two o’clock in the morning (or something stupid like that), I have some wonderful memories of this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.… Read the rest