Sometimes the mission of this blog feels like capturing a snapshot of places before they inevitably succumb to the march of change in one form or another, and occasionally this resembles a race against time. Continue reading
At a time when I did more exploring on foot, one day I headed out of North Lismore and decided to brave the oncoming traffic by walking up the hill to Tullera. After going through most of the village, eventually you reach a dirt road on the left that passes through a gateway of mature trees into a shaded unknown. Continue reading
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