Cattleroo

Cattleroo

I may have just tipped the balance towards being a true country girl as I noticed this weekend on our trip to Sydney that I couldn’t get my heart into the city lifestyle at all. Well-distracted by seeing the musical, “Jersey Boys”, taking in a...
For the People

For the People

An ex-pat Filipino friend who has lived in Chicago for many years took us to see his favourite thing: A sculpture by Anish Kapoor, “Cloud Gate”, is made up of 168 highly polished steel plates with no visible seams. It weighs 110 tons; think gi-nor-mous....
Chicago: late 19th c. Yoga

Chicago: late 19th c. Yoga

It’s hard to imagine Chicago, “that toddling town”, the Windy City, inspiration for the glitzy dance-musical, as being a place where Vedanta was showcased in the United States. The stage was the Parliament of World Religions in 1893, and the...
You Can Go Home Again

You Can Go Home Again

And I did yesterday, “home” being a two-story brick dwelling on the edge of fashionable Oak Park (Chicago), which my family moved from in 1959. The current owners, Mr. & Mrs. Comancho, answered my door knock, and, remarkably, let us strangers into...
Big Wet

Big Wet

I’ve got to put my foot down with our choir director so we stop singing the “Rain Song”. It’s a great melody, and the lyrics are cleverly syncopated and percussive, like rain drops. We’ve been singing the song weekly. Much more than rain...
Home Again

Home Again

Don’t get me wrong. I loved being in Melbourne. The Conference was terrific. I especially enjoyed socialising with old and new friends before the Conference started. I even saw a new release art house movie, something that is impossible to do on Mitchells...

On the Road

A jolt coming into Sydney this evening in rush hour traffic. Not quite a dog day but hot and humid enough to feel your blood thicken and rise. It was still pristine on Mitchells Island from the recent heavy rains as we left home, green everywhere you looked. The air...
New York Stripes

New York Stripes

“New New, New York”, a woman standing next to me at the airport newsstand was humming. Not all cities get songs created for them – just the great ones. I’ve been having a love affair with NYC this week. I admit it. I’ve been romanticizing...