Brisbane

Apocalypse not

According to R.E.M, the end of the world starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane. In my opinion, today—21 December 2012—did not. It was tipped to be the day the world would come to an end; ancient Mayan prophecy predicted the planets would align, the sun would activate and the deluge would begin. […]

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Top of the rock

“I’ve never been much of a climber—social or otherwise.” On Saturday morning I found myself hot, sweaty and clinging to the front of a cliff. The sun was scorching my skin, there was sweat running down my neck and my muscles were screaming at me as I waved one foot around aimlessly, looking for any […]

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Swooped by magpies

With shopping bags in hand, I locked my car and headed towards the mailbox singing to myself. It was a beautiful afternoon; the sun was shining, it wasn’t too cold and I was happy. Then I saw him. He was standing in front of the gate; his black eyes stared me down and he started […]

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