Whitefellas (are) dreaming

It’s been a while since I posted, so perhaps this is a bit strong a way to start things up again, but here we go. I’ve watched things play out over the past few weeks, thinking that I won’t comment because no one can speak with authority on something that they haven’t experienced. Yet it…

I know you are, but what am I?

Newspapers, TV & the interwebz have been saturated the last fortnight with the fallout from Prime Minister Gillard’s spectacular smackdown on Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. So much so, I was going to let it pass without comment. But as things appear to have kicked off again, I wanted to weigh in on one thing in particular. Apologies to anyone living…

Train wrecks and best in show: Olympic team uniforms

With the Olympics underway it’s time again for me to get my fix on sports I love but which don’t appear on the teev too often outside Olympics & Commonwealth Games. But I’m finding myself still distilling the opening ceremony (which, in the opinion of this history & arts loving Anglophile, was awesome) and the…

Newspaper love: in all its forms

It would seem that there are many who took peculiar enjoyment in yesterday’s announcement by Fairfax. People who in all likelihood don’t read the Fairfax papers unless it’s to rail about articles by ‘latte lefties’ in online forums. Others are whining about paywalls or the fact their paper will be shrinking in size. I can only…