When they closed the Riverside Expressway

In 2006, I was living in Brisbane and working as a grad at a building services company. I had just bought my first half-decent bike, a Giant flat-bar road bike, and had started riding to work in Milton from my place in Stones Corner. Up until that point I hadn’t...

Me and Pet Semetary

When I was 10, my older sister and her friends went to see Pet Semetary at the movies, and let me tag along. I have clear memories of them explaining to the teenage member of staff working the cinema door that “she’s mature for her age”. And so they...

Some music from Japan

A couple of weeks ago I returned from Japan after a three week holiday with my husband. One of the best things about the trip – and there were many best things – was the live music we saw. Here I’ll share some of the most notable, for my own memory...

Last Book, Next Book

Some notes on the book I just finished, and the next one I’m going to read. K. Sainz Borgo (2019). It would be night in Caracas. HarperCollins, NY. When I bought this I did have an inkling that its politics might be a bit iffy to my mind. Well, that turned out...

Last Book, Next Book

Some notes on the book I just finished, and the next one I’m going to read. J. Demers (2015). Drone and Apocalypse: An exhibit catalog for the end of the world. Zero Books, Croyden UK. N. Shute (1957). On the beach. Vintage, London UK. Drone and Apocalypse is a...