Sydney to Darwin

Sometimes when I’ve come to Darwin the plane has been almost empty. In 2010, for example, I travelled via Cairns, which involved a six-hour stop-over. Thirteen hours after leaving Sydney, I finally arrived. On the connection between Cairns and Darwin there were, maybe, a dozen people only on the plane. On yesterday’s trip, however, the …

Love Your Neighbour

For the last couple of years, you may recall my involvement in a local story-telling project called “Surry Hills and Valleys“. There’s four of us involved. The main drivers are Tim (with his photographs) and Karina (reaching out to people for their stories). Astra and I contribute with text, ideas, and the website. Karina is …

Stock Photographs

I can’t decide if I was more angry or more sad (I was both), as a few of the speakers at a talk I attended this morning spoke about “faking disability”. Something I didn’t know about until this morning’s talk, was that if you go through some “stock photograph” libraries, you can actually find groups …

Check out this video about what’s on ABC TV this weekend

Check this out. Terrific ep of Compass on Sunday night, featuring a bunch of people I know well. Check out the promo video for Love Your Neighbour https://www.abc.net.au/…/compa…/love-your-neighbour/11325744 Baptist Minister Karina Kreminski is well known in the neighbourhood for her blog “Surry Hills and Valleys” which features stories of Surry Hills Residents. Compass explores Karina’s …

Winter Sunshine

“What are you doing, and what are your plans for the afternoon?”, my friend Sue asked me on the phone around lunchtime. “I’m sitting on the couch watching Youtube and that was my plan for the afternoon”, I told her. Even though it’s mid-winter in Sydney, the weather’s terrific. A little bit chilly at night, …

Movie Weekend

My mind was taken back this weekend, to my last visit to Stockholm in 2017. In particular, to Gröna Lund, the amusement park on Djurgården, located on one of the central islands of the city. Swoon Although you would normally associate the idea of an amusement park with a story that is light and fluffy, …