collecting · downsizing · good bad brilliant · it's all about me · remembering / musing

Am I late to the vinyl party … or early?

Being fifty-something, I’m prone to reminiscence. Today, I went scurrying beneath the house to unearth our 70s/80s vinyl record collection. A copywriting assignment for a vinyl record retailer got me inspired. As I waxed lyrical about the warmth of high fidelity sound, I got to thinking about the records and artists that underscored my growing… Continue reading Am I late to the vinyl party … or early?

it's all about me · remembering / musing

Where there’s a will …

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inspiring folk · out and about · remembering / musing

Arcadia—sound of the sea … a memory-kindling photographic exhibition

Being fifty-something means that at least part of your teenage years occupied the seventies. In my seventies teenage world, where our little house in the suburbs was a 30-minute drive from world-class surf beaches, the cool kids were the surfer boys … the guys who somehow disappeared each weekend, made their way to the coast… Continue reading Arcadia—sound of the sea … a memory-kindling photographic exhibition

out and about · remembering / musing

A day at Mitchelton Wines … you had me at “Alice Cooper’s Corvette”

Three things you might not know about Mitchelton Wines at Nagambie, Victoria: Some of the winery’s original buildings were designed by renowned Melbourne modernist architect, Robin Boyd, who died before construction was completed. The winery produces around 8.5 million bottles of vino each year. Deep in the bowels of the complex, beyond the barrel room,… Continue reading A day at Mitchelton Wines … you had me at “Alice Cooper’s Corvette”