Refreshing

Head an hour out of Hobart to Mt Field National Park, and you will be able to access Russell Falls. It is one of the prettiest and probably the most photographed waterfall in Tasmania. It’s an easy 20-minute walk to the falls. There are boardwalks and good tracks most of the way that takes you […]

For the Joy: 21 missionary mothers tell their story

For the Joy came in the mail two weeks ago. A friend, Miriam Chan, who once took me on a mission trip to Thailand, compiled 21 stories from Australian missionary mothers about their experiences “on the field” with co-editor Sophia Russell and published a book. “It took four years,” Miriam tells me over the phone. After receiving rejection […]

Worn

It is a 12-year-old teddy bear we retired to the shelf some time ago. The material was getting too thin and fragile. For a time, teddy accompanied our son everywhere. They had great times in the park; snuggled on cold nights looking through picture books; ran down hills and spent long days at daycare. When […]

Not A Single Origin: The box of chocolates that represents multicultural Sydney

Sometime this year a boutique confectioner, Bakedown Cakery, and data visualisation specialists Small Multiples put their heads together to tell the story of multicultural Sydney in a box of chocolates. Using 2016 Census data as inspiration, they explored the relationship between ethnicity, population and taste in an Australian-first collaboration project. It sounded fascinating. And delicious. […]