Climbing up the family tree

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For the first 33 years of my life, the concept of family didn’t hold much weight. I’m reasonably close to my immediate family; mother, father, and two sisters, and sort of close to the grandparents that are still alive. But my overall feeling toward family is far removed from the “blood is more important than anything” narrative put forth in countless movies and television shows. Let’s just say, if I was Jax Teller in Sons of Anarchy, I would have jumped on my bike, and left SAMCRO and Charming midway through Season 1. Loyalty shmoyalty. Continue reading “Climbing up the family tree”

10 things about America, by an Aussie

Here’s just a few observations from our first 3 weeks in the USA! Continue reading “10 things about America, by an Aussie”

My city ain’t your city, but you’re welcome to visit

Newcastle, Australia. Home to some of the finest surfing beaches in the world, wineries, blue-collar workers, and a progressive cafe scene. Continue reading “My city ain’t your city, but you’re welcome to visit”