Create Your Own

Create Your Own

No-one likes sitting around at home waiting for the phone to ring.   [Hang on, that saying needs an update.]   No-one likes sitting around at home waiting for the phone to ping.   [I know, I know! But do you have a better suggestion?]   Even...
16 Hardy Street

16 Hardy Street

The house at 16 Hardy St was where I lived for a large part of my childhood. I spent many afternoons in that backyard, reading on the swing, reading atop the monkey bars or reading while perched in the boughs of a tree. There were a lot of books in my childhood and a...
Job Security

Job Security

Today the staff of the University of Technology in Sydney were striking to demand greater job security.   For a supposedly forward thinking institution, job security strikes me as an nostalgic concept to ‘demand’.   In the modern gig economy secure jobs as...
Make A Bolder Choice

Make A Bolder Choice

In a room full of actors today we were discussing what it means to make a bolder choice.   The rehearsal room is an environment designed for experimentation and creativity. While you’re developing a new work, you are encouraged to make bold choices about your own...
Be A Meaningful Specific

Be A Meaningful Specific

There’s a romance inherent in the idea of being a Renaissance man or woman. Leonardo da Vinci was famously a painter, scientist, engineer and mathematician.   But our contemporary heroes are more often famous for one primary talent or achievement. Steven Hawking...
Angel in the Rain

Angel in the Rain

Last week I re-read Amanda Palmer’s book The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help. In it she shares a story told to her by her ex-boyfriend Blake. He, like Amanda, performed as a living statue in Boston.   In Blake’s own words:  ...