In 2008 I was hired by Intrepid Travel to write lively, evocative copy for the 2009 brochure series and for the web. This short piece introduced the company’s series of Kilimanjaro treks.
Idly leafing through my local newspaper, I spotted a classified ad that inspired this flight of furry fancy. It appeared on my personal blog, A Wild Young Under-Whimsy, on Sunday 11 June, 2006.
This feature examined what works and what doesn’t when contemporary actresses are cast in period roles. It appeared in the A2 section of The Age on Saturday 3 January, 2009.
This essay originally appeared in The Age on 20 December, 2003, and was republished in the Sydney Morning Herald’s ‘Spectrum’ section. In The Age’s 150th birthday celebrations in 2004, the paper selected this as one of its best stories.
At Crikey’s politics and policy blog The Stump, I pondered how the state and the media alternately protect and punish vulnerable Australians. This was originally posted on Tuesday 1 December, 2009.