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A unique view of the strange and spectacular world through the eyes of Michael from Perth

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SHOULD TENNIS BE AN OLYMPIC SPORT?

SHOULD TENNIS BE AN OLYMPIC SPORT?

Through no fault of her own, Naomi Osaka posed a no-win question for the organisers of the 2021 Olympics. (I know we’re supposed to say 2020, but really!) Should she light the cauldron? If they’d said yes, they were giving the honour to someone who’d only lived in Japan for three years. If they’d said…

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25

Jul

WHY I SHOULD HAVE GONE ANYWAY

WHY I SHOULD HAVE GONE ANYWAY

Don’t you find that sometimes when you go to something to support a friend, it’s like – wow! I should have gone anyway! What else have I been missing out on? A new calibre: From Disability to Ability is described as ‘[a]n energetic array of paintings, digital works, sculpture and photography by 16 leading artists…

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18

Jul

Toilets got me into the newspaper

Toilets got me into the newspaper

Recently, the Post newspaper group got a letter about the Rubik’s cube toilets in Geraldton and asked me if they could use a picture of them from my blog. I was very happy to say yes. I’d always seen myself as a writer more than anything else. Photos were more something I needed to make…

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4

Jul

A great time … just in time

A great time … just in time

Yesterday, I went to two events at the Perth International Cabaret Festival. The first was a free workshop by Michael Griffiths and Amelia Ryan. I got to perform one of the songs that I sang in The Sound of a Social Climbing Nun (my revisionist take on ‘Edelweiss’). I was a tad nervous because Michael…

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27

Jun

Cinderella the Survivor

Cinderella the Survivor

Not too many TV musical productions from 1957 were still being seen (in this case in San Francisco on the stage) in 2016. Then again, not too many musicals had Rodgers and Hammerstein at the helm. Not too many stars of original TV musical productions from 1957 feature in one of TV’s biggest hits in…

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5

Jun

Michael from Perth

A unique view of the strange and spectacular world through the eyes of Michael from Perth