…moments

9am Sunday, Portland Oregon. Downtown. ...a gaunt bearded man in sandals, torn black pleather and dirty grey tracksuit pants shuffles by the corner window of Powells Bookstore cafe, wheeling a wobbling red Zimmer frame overflowing with glistening black garbage bags filled with everything he owns in this world.  He doesn't look up, doesnt see me. … Continue reading …moments

…rebooted

I resigned from my job with the NSW Police just now, after a restless night marred by forgotten nightmares and a solid day of jitters, uncertainty and indecision.  My nice, safe, well paid and relatively secure government job.  It's done. I'm done. They denied my secondment to the Antarctic Division so my only option was … Continue reading …rebooted

…f5

One week in already! Despite a few early teething issues (specifically jetlag, accommodation falling through, and an unnecessarily nasty message from an ex's sister here) the process of refreshing my memories of this marvelous state is working a treat. Still in Washington at this stage, I rented a car and then settled into my temporary … Continue reading …f5