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September 9, 2019


Thanks to ABC Radio Melbourne for broadcasting this story on The Friday Revue, as part of its Melbourne Postcard series, on 30 August, 2019.   Listen to it here!   Dear Andrea, How’s your school-crossing treating you these days? Kids and cars all okay? The cold weather broke the ice at my new spot. For […]

Crossing guards

September 22, 2012


The Big Issue has just published Crossing guards, in which I blow the whistle on life as a school-crossing supervisor here in Melbourne. Here’s an extract: There is no shortage of delightful moments at the crossing. A ginger-haired grade-four boy bounces his basketball across, weaving expertly between kids and parents. A kindergarten boy wearing a […]

Standing still

February 3, 2012


Eureka Street has just published a story about standing still, about school-crossings and dawdlers, about love and daydreaming. Here’show it starts: Some people laughed when I said I’d become a school crossing supervisor. They saw the big orange ‘lollipop’ Stop sign. They saw the daggy uniform. They saw the bizarre image of a bloke stopping […]