Author: James O'Brien

AUSTRALIA : Born/Lived/Planned Retirement: Lismore; Lived: Brisbane, Bourke, Renmark, Wagga, Perth, Sydney; Work: Radio; Love: Travel, Genealogy, Sweden, Radio
  • Sydney Sunrise

    “Some people told me this is a good place to take photographs”, the young woman said to me with a smile. We were the only two people at the top […]

  • Lazy Day in Melbourne

    Do you remember “Eric The Eel?” If not, Eric Moussambani Malonga, who was from Equatorial Guinea, was a wildcard entrant at the Sydney Olympics. He had never swum in a […]

  • #ozpod2019

    “Because a lot of producers come from a journalism background, they mostly think about the words. I love that he spent so much time speaking about the sound”, I said […]

  • Melbourne Needs Hills

    “Ding Ding”. I smiled when I heard the familiar sound of a tram. After a long absence, light rail (trams) will soon return more prominently to the streets of Sydney. […]

  • September Socials

    September 1 : Went for a lovely morning walk around Barrangaroo, Circular Quay, and other parts of inner city Sydney. Great start to the day. September 25 : Wednesday’s Off: […]

  • Sandra Carpenter

    I’m a little bit sad tonight, having received the news earlier today of the death of my friend, Sandra. Her husband, Robert, sent me a message to say she had […]


For the most part, this blog is written on Gadigal land, now known as Sydney. I am proud to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. I pay my respect to Elders past, present and emerging.