holidays

Living while being a Graduate Student

January 9, 2009

Strangely enough, or not so much if you are one, LIVING can sometimes seem like something just out of your reach as a graduate Student. Existing feels more like what life looks like – enduring, persevering, struggling. So how we reconcile the demands on our time and energy with a big picture perspective… Hillary Lum […]

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Photo # 11: Christmas at Notre Dame

December 24, 2008

I had the amazing pleasure of being in Paris around Christmas time a few years ago – this remains one of my favourite images, Notre Dame Cathedral at Christmas.

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These are a few of my favourite things

December 19, 2008

Long before Oprah there existed a list of favourite things. Those things which make your life a little brighter. When I was a child I sang “My Favourite Things” with my grandmother. In case you don’t know the lyrics by rote: Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittensbrown paper […]

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Photo #10: New York at Christmas

December 17, 2008

A few years ago I was in New York around Christmas. This was the year of the transit strike in NYC and things were pretty crazy. This image of the yellow cabs seems iconic at the best of times but they were almost the only vehicles on the city streets during the strike.

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Photo #9: The long Road

December 5, 2008
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Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks

November 27, 2008

This is the second year I have been in the US for the Thanksgiving holiday period. I am a little slow on the uptake sometime so it is only this time around that I am beginning to understand the significance of the holiday. Of course, there are the folkloric remnants of the imagery pilgrims and […]

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A Material Girl living in an technologically advanced, pre-packaged world!

November 26, 2008

It is easy to dis progress, to whine about the destruction of a slower life, to rail against the impositions of technology on our lives. Some of which I do like we all do.But, I have been thinking, lately, about how much I actually benefit from the technological advances of the last couple of decades. […]

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Photo #6: A Gathering of Galahs

September 28, 2008

Late afternoon gathering of galahs. There would be over 50 in these trees. Galahs are pink and white with grey beaks, are native to Australia, and they have been know to learn to mimic human speech. Whether you love or dislike their call I certainly miss hearing it, in conjunction with that of the Sulphur […]

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Photo #5: The Koko Black experience

September 21, 2008

Koko Black, Canberra. The Koko Black experience is something worth experiencing. The idea is simple – take fine quality chocolate and go to town…..truffles, mousse, hot chocolate, mocha….you get the idea, except you really don’t! I enjoyed the design elements of their store – we had plenty of time too, the wait for a table […]

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Photo #4: Maroubra on a Winter’s Day

September 14, 2008

Maroubra beach on a Wintery Sydney Day. I love that the wet-suited surfers (the ‘bra boys) are still hard core enough to be out in the water.

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