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.
In a few days, much of Australia will move to further ease restrictions that have stopped our worst health fears in their tracks. The changes are already palpable in Melbourne.
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.
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.