My speaking voice and Henry Newbolt

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 onContinue reading “My speaking voice and Henry Newbolt”

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”

A-Z attitude of gratitude

Slightly different post today. But I’ve been trying to practise gratitude this year. And I do have a lot to be thankful for in my life. To prove it, here’s my A to Z of things I’m grateful for in 2020. 🙂 A — Artists. They get shat on a lot. They’re also the reasonContinue reading “A-Z attitude of gratitude”

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”