City Life

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 in Alexandria where we met Ben and Jade for a drink stung my nostrils – acrid.
Here where we’re staying tonight before pushing on south is high density living. I can hear neighbors through the walls. […]

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 the warts and celebrating the wonders of the city’s architecture, clothing boutiques, eateries and human verve.
It was a slight jolt this morning to traverse from the chic of East Village Manhattan to the mundanity of Queens for our ride to LaGuardia. […]

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