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Paracon 2014 - Meet the Speakers; Legend Tripping with Jeff Belanger

Let me tell you about one of the scariest experiences of my life.

I was about 8 or 9 years old and in grade 3. It was lunchtime and the concrete veranda walkways past the years three and four classrooms were deserted except for my two schoolmates, who waited diligently outside the forbidden seniors toilets that I had snuck into. 1,821 more words


Rite of Passage. Catherine Bainbridge. Studio Gallery, Scarborough.

Childhood has always been fertile ground for artists, writers and musicians to explore. Catherine Bainbridge’s exhibition, Rite of Passage takes the clichés and obsessions of childhood and explores their meaning in a way which is both comforting and sometimes unsettling. 423 more words

Visual Arts

"It's like riding a bike..."

How many times have we heard the phrase “it’s like riding a bicycle?” Just about every time we haven’t done something for a while, right? Someone mentioned this the other night while talking to someone taking a refresher course in grammar. 306 more words


Basic Kid Training

I mailed off a ‘care package’ for Gill yesterday. It contained a few funny trinkets, some flip-flops, and a pair of, as I declared for the customs people, ‘cheap shoes’…just to be sure they got the point. 594 more words


They're only mostly dead

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Foam Parties - The Modern Day Uni Students' Rite of Passage

Just like a photo of Baby Lou’s first steps we marked my first Foam Party experience. It was wet, young & kind of fabulous.

Perhaps I admit there’s a trashy first year ‘freshies’ stigma attached to the crowd that attend Foam Parties. 135 more words