A tip on Australian male etiquette. When you’re standing at a urinal you should only ever look forward, otherwise, you might see things you might not want to see. (Or maybe you will!!) You shouldn't look left, you shouldn't look right, or even behind you. You shouldn’t talk. You should just look straight ahead. This … Continue reading Back to the 90s
"Do you mind if we ask how old you are?" was a question we asked two people today. Not normally a "polite" question to ask, but it seemed relevant, and we didn't think the people we asked would be offended. They both answered proudly. The first was an 84-year old man called Geoff Couzins. We … Continue reading How old are you?
“Do you have any cash?” the woman behind the counter asked when I asked if I could pay with my card. Living in Sydney, I’ve gotten used to paying for EVERYTHING with a card, from public transport to newspapers. I generally keep a five or ten-dollar note in the back of my phone/wallet for situations … Continue reading Wagga Wagga
NOTE: This article is under constant revision, as new bits and pieces of information come to light. If you have any further bits and pieces of information to add, please contribute in the comments below. I'll never forget the first words Colin Anderson ever said to me. Colin was Head of Drama at Charles Sturt … Continue reading Wagga Wagga Gays and Lesbians (early 90s)
I spent an hour or so this evening at the State Library of NSW. There were a few old newspaper articles I was interested in, as part of a story I'm writing for this blog. During the early 1990s, I was one of a number of people who cofounded the Riverina Gay and Lesbian Social … Continue reading A Wagga boys story
"Do you think I could live in Wagga?", a friend asked me via text a few months ago. Enthusiastically, I told her yes. I have many fond memories of my time living in Wagga in the early 1990s. Although she's lived in the city - Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney - for most of the … Continue reading Wagga Wagga : Then and Now