a visit from the boss

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I don’t mind Mondays. You heard me. I wouldn’t usually spread that around. I know Monday-itis is rife in the developed world and my deviant views would be unappreciated. Believe me, I have no desire to mess with the social … Continue reading

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notes from the sidelines

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My injuries are disproportionate to my running ability. I have a tube of Voltaren in my medicine cabinet, an ice pack in my freezer, and an ever-increasing tab at the physio across the road from work. I may, or may … Continue reading

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the soundtrack to my life

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Music absorbs memories. You already know this. That songs can soak up long weekends, cross-country train trips, whole summers, even entire relationships, and keep them perfectly intact. Whenever I hear anything from Augie March’s soothing, perfect Moo You Bloody Choir … Continue reading

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domestic romantic

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What is it about coin laundries? People meet in them, marry, set student films in them, write odes to them. So much romanticism directed at a domestic necessity. I didn’t get it when I was a girl from the far flung … Continue reading

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the happiest refugee

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Last night I caught the launch of Anh Do’s new memoir The Happiest Refugee at the Wheeler Centre. Just about everything about the evening was unexpected. I was invited along at the last minute (I had planned on going on … Continue reading

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life in exile

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It’s a clear Sunday afternoon – still, cool, mostly sunny – the perfect weather for running. And it’s been a helluva week: a bathroom sink shattered by a stray perfume bottle and the sudden discovery that my tyres are unroadworthy wiped out a … Continue reading

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the tao of matt preston

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Sometimes wisdom can come from the strangest places. Like an episode of Masterchef. Alvin is having an uncharacteristically bad show. After weeks of ambitious fusion cooking inspired by his Malaysian homeland – dishes that frequently bring tears to his eyes … Continue reading

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