A River Runs Through It

June 11, 2018
Rivers, I think, are an essential part of great cities. Centuries ago, I suppose, they provided water and fish to primitive settlements. Then they became arteries of comm...
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Awesome People at Awesome Con

March 30, 2018
I have to confess that my passion for comic books started to decline when the price of Superman's monthly adventures rose from ten cents to fifteen cents. I was probably...
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Conflicting Narratives on Australia Day

January 26, 2018
The official 2018 Australia Day parade in Melbourne yesterday started off conventionally enough. A navy band dressed in white marched down Swanston Street playing “Waltzi...
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Art, Commerce, and My Australian Cousin Adam

January 24, 2018
I like guidebooks. Before I travel, I like to read about my destination, savoring the reviews of hotels, restaurants and attractions, planning itineraries. The guidebooks...
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Remnants of a Life That Ended Badly

October 17, 2017
I like a story that begins with the discovery of a box full of old, forgotten stuff in someone's attic. So I was intrigued last week when my friend Dave Kelly invited me...
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