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Diary: August 31, 2017

July and August were monotonous months. It was wintertime in Canberra, which, particularly in the evening, meant wearing “singlets” under sweaters under blankets. It was cold outside, it…

Diary: June 30, 2017

Four photographs from the past two weeks.        

Diary: Holy Week, 2017

This Holy Week past I read the Gospel of John on the assumption that there is something to be gained by doing so in the form we currently…

Diary: June 15, 2017

From suburbia to the nearby countryside, we took a little adventure. And that was thanks to Candace’s co-worker Joanne. Her ageing, resilient minivan took us to three notable…

Diary: May, 2017

WEEK 8 – May 1, 2017. You’re supposed to see the main attractions. That’s what you do when you travel to a new city. In the past two…

Diary: April, 2017

WEEK FOUR – 3 April, 2017. Some thoughts on two novels by Australians, read since I’ve arrived in Canberra: Richard Flanagan’s Man-Booker prize-winning The Narrow Road to the…

Diary: March, 2017

WEEK ONE – 13 March, 2017. In total the trip from Montreal took more than 30 hours. It was supposed to take 24, or thereabouts. The last leg…

Diary: Smart Alec

One of the rejoinders I can remember my father giving me as a child was telling me not to be a “Smart Alec.” Evidently I liked to talk…