My speaking voice and Henry Newbolt

Black headphones on a black surface.

Those who know me in person know I don't really say much. Which means hearing my speaking voice is a genuine rarity. 😀 But I recently joined LibriVox, where volunteers from around the world record audio versions of public domain texts. For funsies, I decided to take part in LibriVox's Weekly Poetry project, which on …

The mask giveth and the mask taketh away

Text reads: The mask giveth and the mask taketh away. Background contains someone holding a cloth face mask.

I don't know if you've ever attempted to do a HIIT workout while wearing a face mask, but I probably won't be trying that again. Technically I was doing vigorous outdoor exercise far away from everyone else in the park, so I would have been exempt from wearing a mask under current restrictions in Perth. …

Playthings review for Perth Walkabout

Silhouettes of people at the theatre with curtains closed.

My review of Playthings -- a play by Scott McArdle, presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company and the Blue Room Theatre -- is now online. Read my Playthings review at Perth Walkabout. I first started writing for Perth Walkabout in 2010 and have done theatre reviews for them since 2014, but it's actually been …