Money. It’s a strange thing, but one that we take for granted. In 2013, I managed to visit the Burning Man festival, held annually in the Nevada desert, a place where virtually no money changes hands. Continue reading
A sample of some of the weird, wonderful, beautiful and sometimes lifelike art found in Lismore’s Back Alley Gallery hidden away in the laneways behind the CBD: Continue reading
Damanhur is an eco-spiritual community in the foothills of the Italian Alps that has become well-known for the Temples of Humankind, a complex of eight halls richly decorated with paintings, mosaïcs, sculpture and glass. It describes itself as ‘a laboratory for the future of humankind.’ Continue reading
Isolated in the sparsely populated zone south of Casino is Rappville. One of the very things I know about it is that many years ago the Northern Rivers Echo reported that the tip had a resident emu. Maybe it still does. Continue reading
One little-known benefit of living on the North Coast is the opportunity to walk a labyrinth at the Crystal Castle near Mullumbimby.
While similar to mazes, labyrinths are fundamentally different in that they are not designed to lead the user astray down blind alleys. Continue reading
I was feeling restless, and wanted to break out of the mould by going further afield. One day in April, I lined up a trip to Tabulam, a place that I hadn’t visited in years, to see the Fire and Stone sculpture park run by Keith Cameron. Continue reading
At one time, Australia had many small post offices, most of which have been closed over the decades largely due to economic challenges. Leaving aside the financial aspect, these places were, and still are, important community hubs for socialising and networking, and efforts are being made to save those that are currently at risk. Continue reading