Breakfast Thoughts

“There are too many awful people, who I don’t care about”, I thought to myself as I scrolled through today’s paper. I got to about page fifteen or thereabouts, and decided I really didn’t want read any more. So I pulled out my laptop, and went looking for some more interesting reads.

Surry Hills Breakfast

I also put my thoughts toward the last few weeks since I’ve updated this blog. So much has happened, without an obvious narrative.… Read the rest “Breakfast Thoughts”

Then & Now

By the time I got home on Friday night, I was absolutely exhausted. The last week has been crazy busy. At work, I have an important role to play in co-ordinating part of ABC Radio’s response to breaking news events. Last week’s “leadership spill” had me working long-hours throughout the entire week, with a high level of concentration and attention to detail also needed. Exhausting stuff.

I went to bed on Friday night, and woke up late Saturday morning.… Read the rest “Then & Now”

Two Terrific Plays

In high school, in 1982 or 1983 (I can’t remember), we studied the play “Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf”. As we read the play in class, my teacher chose me to play the role of George. Typecast? My friend Sue played Martha. Anthony played Nick. Louise played Honey. We all loved our roles, and continue to love the play. I’ve seen maybe three or four productions in my life. And so when Sue spotted a production at Sydney’s “Ensemble Theatre”, there was no question about whether or not we would attend. Anthony… Read the rest “Two Terrific Plays”

Mothers and Sons

My initial attraction to “Mothers and Sons” was Tim Draxl. I’ve followed his career since the 90s, and fondly remember interviewing him as a nineteen or twenty year old singer “on the way up”. Since then, I’ve seen him perform a number of times, and I’ve seen him in a number of movies.

Mothers and Sons at Ensemble Theatre
Mothers and Sons at Ensemble Theatre

It was also quite a while since I’ve seen a play at Sydney’s Ensemble Theatre. As I made my way to the theatre, I thought about my friend Colin who died last year.… Read the rest “Mothers and Sons”