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...

Cunningham’s Gap: An Analogy for Time and Aspect

If you were to drive up the Cunningham Highway from Brisbane through to Warwick, you cross the Main Range part of the Great Dividing Range at Cunningham’s Gap.* It’s a winding ascent, the kind where you really don’t want to get stuck behind a truck....