Nobel Prize

First place I ever traveled, at age 20, was China. I had just finished three years language study at university, and was off to the East China Normal University in Shanghai for a few months’ language immersion. From Port Pirie to Shanghai via Adelaide. My...

Maintain the rage

I don’t remember where I was the day the Governor General was lambasted from the steps of Parliament House. In a tyre swing in the front of our house at Essington Avenue, Clare, I’m guessing. But certainly, the incident shaped my early childhood – I...

We interrupt this metaphorical flow…

I will never forget the night of the last election, and by the time my dad got to our place, they were already saying Bennelong was too close to call and what a night it was, and my children will always remember that they were allowed to stay up until midnight playing...

Oh

Today, I was listening to the BBC World Service and I heard someone say something along the lines of “coming up, the controversy over drug testing in Third World countries”. I thought they were talking about drugs in sport or drugs in the workplace. But...