Nostalgia

These last few days I’ve been writing about homesickness and the different types of homesickness and its potency at certain times, and the way that homesickness can change or come upon you even when you’re sitting in your own well-loved loungeroom. I...

It’s true, I need to get out more

A while ago in internet terms, there was a post on Spike, the Meanjin blog about the site forgotten bookmarks, which I promptly visited. I liked it a lot. It’s the kind of blog that I love, feeding as it does, the social eavesdropper, collector, lover of books,...

Hot weather at home

This time last year, my grandfather’s teensy tiny family had to make the decision that he could no longer live alone. However hard it was for us emotionally, physically, spiritually (and it was, it really, really was), when I read stories like this, I think...