Monday, May 13, 2013
Sunday, February 03, 2013
Hung out at the People's Market. Amazed to find the vegan food stall had the longest queues. Perhaps this is the year tofu triumphs over the pig?
Monday, December 03, 2012
other rants turns eight
Saturday, October 13, 2012
a riddle wrapped in an enigma (but with better than expected noms)
Some lazy cross-posting for those who don't read my food blog.
“Russia is better to see once, than heard hundreds of times”
Monday, October 08, 2012
random holiday snaps
Sunday, September 30, 2012
don't blame me, Alan Jones made me do it
“Misogyny is a cultural attitude of hatred for females because they are female”. Allan G. Johnson (sociologist)
Society needs to change and we all contribute in some way to the environment that creates people who do not respect human dignity.
Friday, September 28, 2012
the tragedy of Jill Meagher, brothers Grimm and the bogeyman
Labels: archetypes, bogeyman, Brothers Grimm, Catherine Deveney, CCTV, grief, Jill Meagher, Julian Knight, masculinity, melbourne, murder, rape, Reclaim The NIght, safety, sexual assault, strength, vulnerability
Saturday, September 08, 2012
I don't feel like that. Would prefer to be flying on to yet another city. To explore a different region. Walk until my feet ache.
These four weeks have only whetted my appetite.
One week after I turned 22 I boarded a flight to Tokyo and then London with a one-way ticket.
Can I do that again? No agenda. No time frame. Simply wander until it's no longer fun.
So here is my wish before I leave this land that indelibly shaped my future.
That I come back much sooner next time.
I attract a location independent income stream that allows me to share and enrich my knowledge. And travel those long flights in comfort.
That I can wander, see old friends and make new ones until it is no longer a joy.
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Way north. As in hemisphere.
This is my first trip to Europe in over half my life. I don't know how so much time has passed, before I find myself flying back to the part of the world that I called home for 18 months in my early 20s. I was my best self there. As you often are, living somewhere without a past. An Antipodean abroad can never be too loud, out there or too much fun.
I don't expect to run into my former self but with a bit of luck the change of scene will help me slip into another gear and bring that part of me a little closer.
Though, hopefully, a tad quieter this time.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
My constant companion for the last 15 years has kidney failure. She's weak and stopped eating.
The vet executioner has been booked. At home. No stress of a final car journey.
Just when I thought the grief was receding, a fresh new one comes to bite me on the bum.