It’s that time of year when things are looking up. Gradually Melbourne is pulling in its wintery claws and sullen grey skies are breaking down to offer the promise of warmer days. Venturing out from my bolt-hole this week, I took the train into town to a university workshop. During a spirited evening, I glimpsed… Continue reading Sustainability and the selfie stick
Mr Badger has just been visiting his old hometown and has come back more confused than ever. There was a time in south London when tadpoling on Mitcham Common or chasing an old cricket ball around Streatham’s green was difficult enough. Now days though, something much harder to understand is at play. In London, we… Continue reading Spotting safety-deposit boxes in the sky
Mr Badger is truly in reflective mood today. Two people who I have been close to have died recently. In their passing I’ve become aware of features of these relationships which I couldn’t see while they were alive. It makes me wonder what else I’ve missed. Indeed, is this offering me another glimpse of a… Continue reading Reflecting on the unseen relationships under our noses
I’ve just been reading a book about how we make sense of the world according to the stories accepted in society. Interesting stuff, but it was as I turned the page and was confronted by a new chapter heading that I found myself whisked off back nearly fifty years to a long buried adolescent memory… Continue reading Are you making a living?
Easter didn’t turn out as I’d expected. Instead of heading off with Debby to visit family at my favourite seaside writing retreat in Bermagui, I found myself at the Intensive Care Unit where Norm, my father in law, had been rushed by ambulance in a critical condition. By the time he had been stabilised and… Continue reading Hypocrisy, hubris or humility – from his hospital bed dad’s an inspiration!