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Water talk

November 13, 2017

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We stood talking in the water. Waist deep. 6.30am. Saturday. I’d just managed 100 metres in the shallows without drowning. He was about to do an easy 1500. Probably more. I was heading into shore. He was heading into the deep. We stood talking in the water. Common humanity. He farewelled me with ‘See you […]

Stereo and other Stories 2016

February 1, 2016

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Greetings dear reader, Creative conundrum: my busyness with Stereo Stories these past two years has run parallel with me writing less stories about the beach and the family and sport and suburbia. Has the need to think about staging, lighting, guest performers, set lists, running sheets, public liability, social media and heavens know what else […]

The novice

January 26, 2015

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Cricket and snorkelling leave you with plenty of time to ponder the big questions. Can I actually bowl? Can I bat? Am I breathing?

Taking flight (preview)

December 23, 2014

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The Big Issue has just published Taking flight. It’s a story about racing pigeons and swimming nuns. About technology and memory. About marathons and the sun. It’s a story about the sea and the desert. It’s a story about talking to a bloke at the beach.   The Big Issue is available from street vendors: […]

Naming rites

January 29, 2013

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This story was published in The Big Issue in January 2013. A shorter version was broadcast on ABC 774 on 20 January 2017. IT IS the day before Australia Day 2012  and a man is asking me the name of this part of the country. The traditional name. It is six in the morning, on […]

Naming rites (preview)

January 18, 2013

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The Big Issue has just published Naming Rites. Here’s how it starts: It is the day before Australia Day and a man is asking me the name of this part of the country. The traditional name. It is six in the morning, on the beach. Dawn. “I think this is Wathaurong country,” I offer, none […]