The creep on the bus looks just like us

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Content Warning: This post contains descriptions of sexual harassment and assault. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com When I was 17, a middle-aged man in a faded green polo shirt and blue jeans exposed his erect genitalia to me and groped my buttocks. We were in a bookstore at the train station. I had seen this …

Masked up in the wild west

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I'm currently staring out the window at the rain in Perth, where our five-day hard lockdown ended without another COVID-19 case being identified in the community. There are still a few restrictions in place for the time being, including wearing masks -- a foreign concept to most West Aussies until a week ago, though the …

Keeping well and breathing

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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. https://youtu.be/iISWrBk8KZc Paul …