Smear your cheeks with red, white and blue paint. Crack open a Coopers Ale and line up a backyard cricket pitch. Flaunt your Southern Cross constellation tattoo under a sweltering […]
“My life is better than your two-week holiday.” – Written on a women’s bathroom wall, Queenstown, New Zealand The arrogant chalk statement, scrawled above the pub toilet in New Zealand’s […]
Two years ago, daily lamentations filled up the journal I had carried to an isolated mining town in Western Australia. Against all good advice to “make the most of it,” I hated Newman. The bugs, […]
At this moment, when the AJ Hackett crewmember with the neck tattoo invites “Who’s next?,” I feel liberated by a decision to give up. Ignore the 134 meters between us […]
Cliches roll round my mind faster than coins in an unlucky slot machine. This city – “The Meadows” or “The Fields” – has been the main character of so many […]
1. Gear up: Slip-on grippers? Check. One extra-slick slider that threatens to speed away from you every time you step on it? Check. Brooms? Check. 40-lb granite ‘rocks’, which will involuntarily […]
How to Love a Town You Don’t; Steps 1 – 4 (Brought to you by the Weekly Photo Challenge).