This post sits firmly in the ‘highly privileged’ category of Covid 19 experience, as demonstrated by the following caveats: I haven’t lost any family or friends to this virus, I live in a territory without community transmission, in a country which does indeed appear to be flattening the curve, I don’t have any children to suddenly figure out how to home-school, My financial security is … Continue reading Pride in the time of pandemic
I was 13 when it came on TV, back when there were 4 channels and David Wenham wasn’t famous yet. We used to sit around as a family watching it, though Mum and Dad dropped off when Diver Dan did. A couple of episodes were on VHS, specifically the law ball and Karen’s parent’s wedding. I used to re-wind them until I knew lines of … Continue reading Beyond the sea(change)
Today is my NT anniversary, and what strikes me first is that one year isn’t enough to hold what the last has. I read a book about time perception a few years ago, and why summer holidays seem to last forever when you’re a kid. Apparently it’s got something to do with creating and storing new memories, and the space they take up in your … Continue reading My second monsoon: 12 months in
The first thing I noticed was that it began almost exactly 10 years ago, minus 6 days. The second is that I don’t remember being the person who wrote it.
I bashed my not-quite 3 month old car into a gate today, and my first instinct was to pretend it didn’t happen. When the crunch stopped, and the gate closed behind me, I continued on my less-than-merry way. It took 4km for me to pull over and look at the damage, 4km to reject the voice telling me that what I don’t know can’t hurt me. … Continue reading For one time you were darkness…
There’s a running gag in Rosehaven, a gem of an Aussie tv show I iviewed last year. The main character has returned to Tassie after working on ‘the mainland’ for a number of years, and every time someone asks him about it, they interrupt his explanations with a droll ‘Couldn’t hack it?’. Snortingly good. Anyway, I’m not sure when I started viewing my life in … Continue reading Couldn’t hack it?