Episode 2021: A new hope

I don’t really do New Year’s Resolutions. Mostly because I know myself. 2021 feels like an even weirder year to be making big plans — a lot of the things that made 2020 terrible for so many people around the world haven’t gone away just because we’ve ticked over into a new calendar year. SoContinue reading “Episode 2021: A new hope”

Keeping well and breathing

It’s the 21st of December, which means it’s time to play the greatest Australian Christmas song of all time — “How to Make Gravy” by Paul Kelly. The classic tale of a man who finds himself in prison over the holidays while his family gets together without him and makes gravy incorrectly, probably. It’s alsoContinue reading “Keeping well and breathing”

Black swans and isolation

I’m a weird person. I love the Star Wars prequels and always have. I was perfectly fine with the name iSnack 2.0 for the spread that was eventually renamed Vegemite Cheesybite due to public backlash. And if I ruled the world, it would be acceptable to wear leggings as pants in any setting. I alsoContinue reading “Black swans and isolation”

We are who we are for a lot of reasons

Last year (I think… I’ve lost all concept of time in 2020) I was asked an interesting question by an old friend: “Have you always been this shy? Or did something happen to you when you were little?” At the time I said, “I’ve always been like this”, which I believe to be true. AndContinue reading “We are who we are for a lot of reasons”

The masked music fan

Dear Diary, Before the pandemic, if I was out and about for “non-essential” reasons, there was a pretty high likelihood I was going to a gig. I love live music. For someone who took piano lessons for roughly a third of their life, my own playing is rubbish, but I get a buzz out ofContinue reading “The masked music fan”