A very long time ago, in a city that was not this one, I learnt a very important lesson about drinking from an old Russian man. For more ambience, play something like this is the background. I was 16 at the time, and I’d stopped living with my parents or going to school about a year before, … Continue reading Things you learn drinking with an Old Russian Man
All of us will make a video at least once in our lives. Whilst a lot of guides cover the basics on how to compile a quality video, very few touch on a little nuance that can elevate our work to the next level – the watermark.
- with particular reference to design software. An overview of the psychological/emotional processes of learning a thing, with tips on how to learn. 1. Learning a thing can be expensive and therefore frightening- Waste Spend money on software suites (that you don’t use regularly enough to really justify, but do use just enough to want to have … Continue reading Learn like an amateur; a guide for frantic unpaid artist types
Man v. Nature marked Cook’s debut into fiction writing in 2014, earning a Guardian First Book Award nomination and an Honourable Mention from the Pen/Hemingway Award. But Cook’s been producing stories for years, namely for This American Life. Listening back to episodes Cook produced, it’s telling that her personal favourite is #246 The Pen Pal, which … Continue reading ‘Man v. Nature,’ by Diane Cook
It’s not about what you want most. Life sucks and sometimes there are no publishers in shining armour coming to rescue your manuscript from the dungeons of the drawer that should not be opened. No matter how great you are or how connected. Sometimes it’s just not meant to be. And I am ok with … Continue reading Perspective | On Writing by Silvia Brown
A Comparative Review of Melbourne's Most Memorable Cinemas These top Melbourne cinemas cover documentaries, art house, independent , blockbusters and feature films. All around the world movie goers such as myself flock to see the latest indie movies to summer blockbusters, but some cinema's offer a little bit extra to the cinematic experience then the … Continue reading The 3 Most Charming Melbourne Cinemas
A few years ago a friend’s kids, Hendrix and Neave, finished high school. They live in a country town and are pretty active in the local community. Before Hendrix finished school a friend of the family offered him a plumbing apprenticeship. A year later, as Neave’s final year of school was coming to an end, … Continue reading Girls in fluro
Mohammed’s laugh was loud and easy. It was enough to show he related to my experience. Not so long ago, I was travelling to work in a red Corolla Ascent with my Uber driver Mohammed. He was overly chatty whereas I just wanted to focus on my thoughts. I was happy to just listen to … Continue reading How a Conversation with an Uber Driver Changed Everything for Me
Warning: Spoilers below Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, directed by the Russo Brothers, finally dropped this week in Australian cinemas on the 25th of April following the ground-breaking Black Panther movie, which was released earlier this year on the 18th of February. This newest instalment to the Marvel Universe marks the 19th story in the franchise … Continue reading Did Avengers: Infinity War live up to the hype?
Like many people who grew up sans cats, I assumed they were pretty generic. After becoming a cat foster-carer I was surprised to learn that cats have as much personality and individuality as dogs. As the parents of four felines my partner Miki and I have differing opinions about the quality of our cats. Miki … Continue reading My Cats Sam and Jeremy: A Comparative Review