Old Phone Day (aka Apple Christmas) - September 11, 2019 - Blog, Culture, Diary

On what was once the merriest of occasions, I woke to the news of new phones. Although all my gear is now over four years old, I still look forward to this for months, hoping that in the near future, I’ll have the opportunity to upgrade. Such an opportunity has been withheld in recent years, […]

Road to Welfare - February 26, 2019 - Blog, Diary

This is a road I used to walk in my late teens and early 20s, whenever I had to deal with centrelink, Australia’s welfare agency. That was 20 years ago. How many a soul have walked this track, wondering when their luck would change, or trying to summon the strength to change it for themselves.

A Needle in a Haystack - February 24, 2019 - Blog, Diary, Photography, Black & White, writing

When I lost someone to the universe, cosmoverse or whatever people go when they are not people anymore, I worried a little that the person I knew was not what now existed, and that the things that held us together, flesh, family, had dissolved into time. I worried that they were now a needle in […]