If like me, you love books and journals and old paper documents, you are about to discover that Ross Macdonald might just have one of the coolest jobs in the known universe. And he definitely has one of the coolest work environments. Ross is a paper prop specialist. That is, he designs and creates documents, … Continue reading Paper Props.
This morning Kelly, Juno and I all went out to visit the Australian War Memorial to see the handcrafted poppies display. The 11th November 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, and to mark the occasion 62,000 handcrafted poppies have been planted in the memorial's grounds. The poppies were knitted … Continue reading Poppies and the dogs of war.
If you enjoy cycling, creativity, or just need a little hit of outside-the-box urban eccentric inspiration, settle back to watch this 26 minute documentary on the tall bike movement. I guarantee it will put a foolish smile on your face. https://vimeo.com/218705523 The Zenga Bros mission is the eccentrification of the world: To create everywhere, redeem … Continue reading Tall Bikes.
There are plenty of apps I use whilst travelling. Most of them are generic ones that I am using all the time anyway to check emails and send messages and check my to-do list and listen to music and make sure I am not missing out on any social media scintillations. But what about apps … Continue reading The apps I use most when travelling.
One of the most important pieces of paper you should carry with you when travelling is an Advance Care Document, yet very few of us do. Having worked for the last 35 years as an emergency department nurse, one frustrating situation we experience over and over again is when a person becomes seriously … Continue reading Advance care planning for travellers.
I have been meditating regularly for quite a few years now. I usually sit Zazen (Zen meditation) for 1 hour most mornings. Dawn is the best time for me. There is something about the stillness and the quality of the light first thing that I find very conducive to quieting down and settling into a … Continue reading Meditation on the road.