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sydney harbour bridge, sunset

The Space Between

September 25, 2013

in family, friends, life changes, moving home, new york city

I love being in New York, but I miss Sydney. It’s in a new way, not in the fashion I used to talk about, how America had more convenience and options yet Australia had less crime and more friendliness. Conversations comparing two countries can be useful. Discussions about which place has better infrastructure, transport, health […]

Manly Beach at sunset

Goodbye My Australia

May 28, 2013

in family, friends, life changes, moving home, sydney

Believe it or not, I wrote an entire goodbye Australia post last night. It was draining, and writing it before bed probably contributed to a restless sleep. Somehow, even though my blog posts usually save automatically, and I could’ve sworn I clicked “save draft,” it didn’t save. Not one, single word. So here I sit, […]

Baby Hugh

The Picture People

August 29, 2012

in family, friends, Hawaii, love, vacation, wedding

It’s come to my attention that there aren’t enough people in my blog pictures. I’ve gotten caught up in landscape photos, food porn and art. That’s all well and good, but I’ve forgotten how beautiful “people pictures” can be. My trip to Hawaii especially offered a lot of precious moments for several reasons. The most […]

All Good Things They Say Never Last

June 21, 2012

in friends, life changes

The very first Meetup I attended in Australia resembled what I imagine the start of a swingers party looks like. The group, supposedly named New Expats, was in a room near the piano bar at the Menzies near Wynyard one Friday night in February 2010. It had all the makings of a classy affair – […]