Category Archives: Life in Australia

Last Day of Freedom

Back to the Rat Race tomorrow.   What do I do with my day?   I am paralyzed in the knowledge that I will be working long weeks starting tomorrow, and no longer be able to accomplish in a remotely … Continue reading

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Stories from Oz – The Olympic Stadium I

  “Next Stop: Homebush!”   The train is so crowded we can barely breathe.  My boyfriend at the time is short – all I can see is the tip of his baseball cap through the sea of people.  It is … Continue reading

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Stories of Oz – The Girl in Pink

I am telling a story of Australia.  It’s out of sequence, later in the year, and anyway that’s how they come to me now – my thinking about that time isn’t linear, chronological.  I was a waitress in a coffee … Continue reading

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My Year in Oz Begins

By all rights, I should have gone straight to bed.  55 hours of travel with only patchy bits of sleep does not make for a particularly coherent human being.  I just couldn’t, couldn’t close my eyes on that hot sunny … Continue reading

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Aaaah, Travel

Lyric for the day – in honor of The Mummy, and The Mummy Returns, which The Professor and I just watched in succession, because we are suckers for corny films: All the old paintings on the tomb They do the … Continue reading

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