Month: August 2017

As the rec­tor of my church drew atten­tion to the words of Angli­can Arch­bish­op Glenn Davies exhort­ing us to vote NO in the Same-Sex Mar­riage postal plebiscite, one of my friends turned to me and said: “I grew up in …

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My jour­ney over­land from West Ben­gal to Rajasthan has been intense, exhaust­ing, beguil­ing, ter­ri­fy­ing, won­der­ful. As the train rolls into Jaipur I am, if truth be told, run­ning low. Not quite recov­ered from my fever in Alla­habad, I sur­ren­der to …

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After depart­ing Bun­di on a rick­shaw ride through sheets of wafer-bod­ied midges, I board a clank­ing train for Udaipur, a city famed as one of the most beau­ti­ful in Rajasthan. But before I reach my des­ti­na­tion, I have a stopover …

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Pos­to­j­na is a place – like me – dis­tin­guished, above all, by what lies beneath. This is Slovenia’s karst ter­ri­to­ry. Scratch the sur­face and one enters the spele­o­log­i­cal Shangri-la that is Pos­to­j­na’s remark­able net­work of caves. The jour­ney begins with …

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On the 23rd of July, I had the plea­sure of dis­cussing the life and work of Edward Lear with Lish Fejer on ABC Radio Can­ber­ra. Lis­ten to the full inter­view here

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