• if i recommend getting involved in one thing… …this year, it’s this clever little charity…streetsmart.org. What do Stephen Fry and I have in common? I wish it was a lot more. For now it’s the fact we both support Streetsmartaustralia.org, a set-up that helps you help homeless people in your community…while eating out. It works like this: check out streetsmartaustralia.org to see restaurants more
  • good thing noticed #2: paper radio This is a cute little idea from Melbourne – a podcast service that uploads aspiring writers’ works as audio. Do you write? Contact paperradio direct and see if they like your style. They’re accepting prose, poetry, political rants, profiles…most things that are about pen to paper. Sadly they don’t do Venn diagrams. Yet. The content more
  • haven’t seen it yet? Bondi beach dance 200 actors pull off a cute stunt for some video camera brand. The use of Ben Lee’s Catch My Disease is nice. Ben’s a Bondi boy. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9rytUeq62k&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] And while on the subject (stunts) and in the ‘hood (Bondi beach)… pretty much spot on two years ago I hauled together 1100 women in pink bikinis on more
  • i love: whimsy Right now, I’m noticing little moments of whimsy. Pockets of of creativity that explore ideas capriciously. Whimsical people are a little bit quirky, a little bit nerdy, often loners.  They were the kid who’d delicately pull apart a daisy. Or watch a worm for a full 45 minutes in a puddle. Now they create music more
  • good thing noticed #1: flowers with your books On Saturday mornings in Ariel bookshop, Oxford St, Sydney, you can buy a little posie of flowers for 3 bucks.  I love this. They wrap them in brown paper for you. It clearly isn’t a profit-making exercise! But the good-will, well, it got me wanting to spread it. The kooky girl behind the counter who more
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