Imagination’s edge

Bourke has drilled home how comfortable I’ve become in my own Australian bubble. It’s been a painful reminder of how little time I spend thinking about and even more importantly feeling the legacy of dispossession and subjugation that the bubble is based on.

Diving Duck Blues

Diving Duck Blues goes way back. This one stems back to 1929, and was first recorded by Sleepy John Estes.  Listening to the original grainy recording, complete with a sketchy mandolin and piano, I’m transported to a very different world.

Biden’s Patchwork

Listening to former Vice President Jo Biden Jr’s South Carolina victory speech, it was possible to tell something was in the air. For better or worse – the power of words has the ability to change the course of history. In America, this is particularly so.

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