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 …

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 …

Countdown To Easter

ICYMI – As we approach Easter, lots of Catholic Churches (and maybe others) cover up crucifixes, statues etc for the final week of Lent. St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney is quite a sight at the moment, with probably hundreds of purple cloths. Even if you’re not a Christian or are actually an atheist, it’s really …

Blake Prize and Sydney Life

I spent the day visiting two of my favourite annual art exhibitions in Sydney “Sydney Life” and “The Blake Prize“. “Sydney Life” is a photographic competition and exhibition held each year in Hyde Park. “The Blake Prize” is a spiritual/religious themed art competition and exhibition held each year at the National Art School. They’re exhibitions …

St Patrick’s Day

Let me first of all wish my sister, Pat, a very happy birthday. Although she wasn’t born and christened “Pat” that’s what we’ve always called her. In fact, we call her “Patsy” a lot of the time and “Pat” on other occasions. The only time anyone ever uses her real name is on an official …

Talkin’ about God

Colin, Peter and I crossed the bridge tonight to see “The God Committee” at The Ensemble which was a really enjoyable, interesting play. The setting for the play is a hospital meeting room in an American city somewhere, where a committee must make decisions about candidates for transplant surgery. They have a set of “independant …