I’m glad January is almost over. It kind of sucked. Read More →
This Monday, the United States observes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I thought it would be a good opportunity to explore a subject I think about from time to time: race relations in contemporary Australia. Read More →
The obvious is family and friends. It’s a given that I miss them so I’ll go with a few other things. Read More →
On Monday, I blogged about the privilege of having been inside the Montsalvat studio of renowned Australian artist Matcham Skipper. While I was roaming the artist community with friends, we also happened upon David Brown, one of the residents and a master craftsman and maker of shakuhachi and violins. Read More →
There’s a popular image of American children that has never reflected my reality as a Cuban child. Read More →
I’ve written before about some great shopping spots in Melbourne, but there’s a difference between shopping like a tourist and shopping like someone who has just moved to a new city.
Once you’ve got your souvenirs and gifts out of the way, you might be wondering where to buy shampoo, a new mobile phone, new camping gear, or what kind of store Bunnings is. It takes time to learn, but here’s what I’ve worked out so far. Read More →