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I Feel Almost Normal

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I Feel Almost Normal The last few weeks I have used this blog not to chronicle my American adventures as usual, but to interview people involved in aspects of Australian cultural life I find inspirational. This is because my quick dash back to Australia in December turned into a four[…]

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Your gravestone epitaph competition!

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Your gravestone epitaph competition As I remain in Melbourne recovering from surgery, I find that I miss Pittsburgh quite a lot – in a yearning sort of way. Which is a bit mysterious given I have only really just moved there. But I think I have figured out the major[…]

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Reflections on Losing a Body Part

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Ovary in a jar On Tuesday, I caught the train out to Clayton, an outer Melbourne suburb, comfortably middle-class and economically boosted by the presence of a major public teaching hospital (Monash Medical Center), and other private health providers. One of those providers, Monash Surgical Private Hospital (MSPH), was my[…]

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Radio National special on contemporary spiritual music

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I’m currently back in Australia for a while. ABC Radio National, Australia’s national public broadcaster has a long standing show on spiritual and religious matters called Encounter. This Sunday (7 February, 7.10 am Australian eastern time, repeated Wednesday 7.00pm), Encounter is doing a special on contemporary spiritual music called ‘Planet[…]

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Location, location, location!

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Location, location, location Books read since leaving Pittsburgh for Melbourne (Australia) a month ago: Niall Ferguson: The Ascent of Money Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking Norman Doige: The Brain That Changes Itself Don Watson: American Journeys Augusten Burroughs: You Better Not Cry Dava Sobel; Longitude All of these are extremely good[…]

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