These past few weeks I’ve found myself part of three community protests: first greeting the dawn with anti-fracking campaigners at Bentley in Northern New South Wales, then rallying with more than 8000 other citizens at Sydney’s March in May, all of us reeling from the just-released federal budget, and then pounding the city streets […]
We all have favourite places, right? I want to share with you one of mine. It’s 80 km of heavily reinforced concrete. It’s in one of the world’s mega-cities. It’s a convenient place to film car chase scenes, and also a place to horse ride, to wander, kayak, make art, and find space. It’s the Los […]
Tidying up files today, I came across a little memoir piece from a few years ago. It’s a reflection on how our approach to life can be shaped by food, cooking and eating. If this triggers food memories for you, about yourself or others in your life, I’d love you to share them here. Food and anxiety have often […]
I’m still in search of a good word for the act of photography. ‘Taking photos’ sounds as little thieving, and ‘making photos’ is at least a little bit pretentious. Whatever I call it, I’ve been doing a little lately, and here are a few of my favourites. There’s plenty more at my Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tillymarie/. I would love to know what you think.
In the summer of 2010/2011 I made a pact with myself to get better at things. Practical things. You see, my home state was 75% underwater, and I was hard-pressed to garner any practical skills to help out with the recovery mission. I’m never going to be a bobcat driver or a carpenter, so I made a list of other useful […]