Archive for February, 2013

Jane St. Clean-Up

Jane St. Clean-Up

    The Rotaract Club of South Brisbane picked up trash on our adopted road, Jane St. in West End.┬áIt’s incredible how much litter we found.   Our Rotaract Club does quite a bit of fundraising, so it was good…

A Break in the Clouds

A Break in the Clouds

I took advantage of the sunshine for a quick trip to the Gold Coast. Hoa, a friend from high school, moved into a place just off Main Beach.   Hoa’s friends Nicole & Claudio invited us over for pizza and…

Radio Debut

Radio Debut

    I had a great chat with John Scott at 4BC talk radio. I discussed the growth of cycling in Brisbane and related the increased cycling rates to public health challenges. It was a great first experience talking on…

Brisbane High Rise

Brisbane High Rise

I received a warm welcome from the Brisbane High Rise Rotary. They meet for breakfast in the Brisbane Polo Club downtown, a historic colonial structure with a beautifully restored interior. There were lots of cyclists in the room, and they…

Fifty Years

Fifty Years

I attended the Celebration Dinner for Allan Male, who is retiring from Rotary after fifty years of service. He has served as the past District Governor and the president of the Brisbane North club. In my speech I pointed out…

Girraween National Park

Girraween National Park

While Dalphy was working in Stanthorpe, I hiked around Girraween National Park. It’s known for its freestanding granite boulders, but I spotted some wildlife, too.

Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe

  Dalphy is a plant pathologist and occasionally does field work in Stanthorpe, an apple growing region in SE Queensland. I joined her on her most recent trip. Our couchsurfing friend from a few months ago now works in Stanthorpe…

Zvonsky @ Reverse Garbage

Zvonsky @ Reverse Garbage

Zvonksy played a great show at Reverse Garbage last night. If you’re in to Eastern European & Balkan music, check out their website and listen to some of their tracks.

Straddie

Straddie

My housemates & I visited North Stradbroke Island over the weekend. It was love at first sight We camped on the beach and met up with some friends for exploring. I’ve gone to eleven beaches in the Brisbane region, and…