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It’s half-past something in the middle of the night, and I’m catching up on reading social media and blogs. In the midst of Twitter, Facebook and Google+, the reason I’m still blogging, and the reason I’m still reading blogs, is (generally speaking), they offer something more substantial than elsewhere in the personal online space. Admittedly, there’s often great writing on places like Medium and Google+, and there’s often great vision from Youtubers, but I like the fact people I follow on WordPress and Blogger seem to go through a process of more thoughtful writing. I read heaps of blogs, though I don’t often comment, unless I feel like I have something substantial to say. So hi Carol, Victor, Andrew, Neil and many others: a big shout out to you. All of that said, I really have nothing much to offer this time around, except for maybe a few interesting photographs I’ve snapped recently.

Matt's Sign
Another sign from Matt, a man who often sleeps rough in the laneway near home, and who I’ve written about previously. https://jamesobrien.id.au/2016/09/09/village-voices-by-astra-howard/
Sunday night at Stonewall
The night after the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, a couple of mates and I headed to Stonewall. Thankfully, one of my mates had a “VIP Card”, and so we jumped straight to the head of the lengthy queue to enter.
Wrist Bands at Stonewall
Even though we were able to skip to the head of the queue, we still had to pay to enter, and got these wrist-bands. Seriously? A 40 year old, a 50 year old, and a 60 year old wearing wrist bands…
Frank Gehry building at Sydney's UTS
Though I’ve previously written a fair bit about the Frank Gehry designed building at Sydney’s UTS, this was the first time I’ve noticed the building from this angle. Spotted, as I walked towards the Ian Thorpe pool for a swim last weekend.