It’s time to go

My ex is also my flatmate. This was a decision I made based on hope (that we might get back together) and sloth (who wants to go through the trouble of getting a new flatmate?)¬†On some level we aren’t compatible. I remember reading once that every relationship has an unspoken demand. I think his demand […]

Buildings and corners

My school was designed by an architect. That little factoid always surprises me somewhat. My school has corners, lots and lots of visually interesting, child concealing, corners. I suspect this was an attempt to hide the institutional nature of the school. Which is strange, because we are an institution. You might as well be honest […]

Photography in Canberra

The dice do decree, a photographic list. Behold! My favourite photo spots in Canberra: The Arboretum – It has some great architecture, a bonsai area, and some excellent vistas of Canberra. The Botanical Gardens – It has a wonderful rain-forest gully, some sculpture and a “red-centre” area. Mount Ainslie – It’s close to Civic, which […]

At the shopping centre

Whilst shopping two children were arguing, the younger one started to wail and the mother turned her fury to the older one: Mother (to older child): Stand here. Right here. On this very spot! Do not move! Younger Child (to mother): Why does he have to stand there? YC (to sibling): I think she’s going […]

Queer opinions

The dice have spoken. The topic is Queer. The genre is opinion. Where do I start? I knew I liked guys when I was 13, and for the record, I still think fondly of the senior A swimming team. I wasn’t Queer until I hit university. Queer is much more than a physical desire, it’s […]