Blustery spring days are never my favourite of the many and splendid varieties Melbourne throws up in a given week. But today I had good reason to brave the swirling winds that seem hell-bent on throwing bucketsful of plane tree conker fuzz and road grit into my eyes and transforming my hair into a skein …

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When ABC Radio calls you in for a chat with the fabulous Sarah MacDonald on the nationwide programme, Nightlife, and tells you that you’re going to be transmitting from ‘The Tardis’… … the logical assumption is that you’ve either misheard, or the person giving the instructions is a Doctor Who tragic who has been at the …

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One of the things nobody ever warns you about when you finally decide you want to start writing ‘author’ in the ‘occupation’ box on your bank loan application form… actually, scrub that. Could there be any less attractive career choice to a potential lender of financial largesse? The income stream is less reliable than Centrelink …

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