Melbourne Writers Festival 2009 diary part three: future cities, beautiful rhythms and a literal ending

'I just blogged' I said to my friends when I ran into them, flustered, between sessions. Chris Flynn looked at me and said 'that sounds dirty', like 'I just did a blog', 'I just dropped one' and other variations. And now, the word blog is RUINED for me. But I was enlightened by two things: … Continue reading Melbourne Writers Festival 2009 diary part three: future cities, beautiful rhythms and a literal ending

Peace, EWF & 'Helloooo, my name is Number One…'

First of all, happy ANZAC Day. It's great to take some time to think about the young soldiers who have been sacrificed for our country, and the sadness of war - conflict, power, greed. I know that books and films have been beneficial to my knowledge and understanding of war, and of nationalism, patriotism (the genuine, the … Continue reading Peace, EWF & 'Helloooo, my name is Number One…'

Overland 193

Summer 2008, ed. Jeff Sparrow, 9780980534603 Another stimulating issue of a journal that dares to challenge you. By this I don't mean just political stimulation (thought there is plenty of that there) but through non-mainstream points of observation. Overland generally gives you a variety of pieces on topics you may not have even thought of thinking about, if you know what … Continue reading Overland 193