How to name a fire

What is a bushfire and how do you name it? With cyclones, we give the storm a name and then we track where it goes. We say where it is moving and where it is likely to impact of people. We give alerts by saying what towns or areas are…

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The year begins

It is the first day of the working year for me and I am sitting in a morgue. Not literally. I am on the train, but I have never heard it so silent. No one is talking or even making a sound apart from the occasional cough. The sound of…

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Aussie plants make great art.

Today I visited a great art exhibition called “Under the Sun” at the Mount Tomah Botanical Gardens. The art was by Joseph Saad and Scott Cardamatis and was made primarily by sticking seed pods to a piece of wood. As simple as this seems, the results are stunning. The exhibition…

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Eyewitness to CBD Fire

It’s not too often you are on the spot when news happens, but it happened today. I was standing in Liverpool Street waiting for a bus when what looked like brown dust started spewing up of a grate in the roadway. There was a low rumbling  sound then the brown…

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It’s Movember again

  It’s that time of the year again, when upper lips around the world start to sprout strange growths. It is of course, Movember and once again I am growing a moustache to raise money for men’s health charities, Beyond Blue and the Australian Prostate Cancer Foundation. I am the…

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