Monthly Archives: October 2015

Of Llamas and Lighthouses

“…I didn’t really think through what a lighthouse keeper actually did. I was attracted by the romantic notion of sitting on a rock, writing haikus and dashing off the occasional watercolor.”  ~ ‘Stargazing: Memoirs of a Young Lighthouse Keeper,’  by … Continue reading

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Coming Home

October. Manila. Home at last to my own bed, my own bathroom, my own aromas. My bruised and battered suitcase unpacked after weeks on the road, my portable wardrobe tossed onto the laundry floor. A glass of wine waiting. From … Continue reading

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A Long and Winding Road to Foodie Heaven

Adelaide, South Australia, where the Adelaide plains stretch like starched sheets north and south along the eastern edge of the Gulf of St Vincent. Fifteen kilometers inland they start to wrinkle into the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges, which … Continue reading

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Train Tracks

Last night, over dinner, we were discussing past and potential train trips around Australia, which reminded me about a piece I wrote last year about a journey from Sydney to Canberra.. A train broods menacingly beside the platform swarming with perspiring … Continue reading

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