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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 […]