Tag: Surry Hills

  • How to vote

    How to vote

    I pre-polled at the last federal election, as I worked on election day for the Australian Electoral Commission. It was an enjoyable and fascinating “behind the scenes” experience at Sydney’s Town Hall.… Read the rest

  • Village Voices

    Village Voices

    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.… Read the rest

  • Surry Streets

    Surry Streets

    Chatting with a friend down the street this morning, and we were trying to remember the last time Crown Street was closed to traffic for an event. We concluded it was sometime in the early 2000s.… Read the rest

  • The Laneway Solution

    The Laneway Solution

    There’s a problem with the laneway near home which has caused me a lot of grief. It’s the laneway I’ve walked through at least twice a day for the last twenty-five years.… Read the rest

  • The Daily Commute

    The Daily Commute

    “You’re in early today” one of my colleagues commented to me this morning. “Not that early”, I told him, telling him that in the last eighteen months or so (during COVID), I’ve gotten into a fairly good routine of waking early, doing a few hours of work, and then taking a break for a morning walk, breakfast, and some of life’s pleasures.… Read the rest

  • History and Food

    History and Food

    You know you’re having a good time when you ask a friend what the time is, and at first neither of you is really sure. You’ve been together since 11 o’clock, and you’re both surprised to discover it’s 5 o’clock.… Read the rest