December 5, 2014

Places shape minds more than minds can shape places.

Even a genius has their mind shaped by their environment. I’ve just spent a week in my home town of Newcastle. I own a terrace house there. The next door neighbour, a very smart lady, sees […]
November 30, 2014

Observations from Pedal Brisbane

It’s the moment I walk past the dutch cargo bike stalls that I realise, “Oh right, this is my life now.” I’m one of those bods who they wheel in to enliven the talkfest about this […]
November 26, 2014

The Americanisation of yet another fine town.

I’m writing this so that, if I go missing, you will know I am on the bottom of a waterway somewhere in Northern Tasmania, wearing gigantic boots fashioned from asphalt. People who I’ve never met before […]
November 22, 2014

Dr. Behooving’s Christmas Shopping Guide

LADIES FOR MEN Men are not hard to buy for. You just have to know how we think. We think about cycling, looking good though our clothes need a wash, and smelling good though we need […]
November 20, 2014

Punishment passes: can they be stopped?

I have been putting off writing this post because I feel confronted by the subject matter. Car addiction has reduced Australians to voting for politicians who promise cheap petrol even if that means killing Iraqis. We […]