Brisbane

Highlights from the Final Week

Highlights from the Final Week

I departed Australia on May 20 after eleven incredible months. I spent my last week in Rotary District 9600 walking the streets of Brisbane, attending a film festival, photographing a gypsy band, climbing at Mt. Ngungun, and visiting my host…

Last Rotaract Meeting

Last Rotaract Meeting

The Rotaract of South Brisbane does some incredible work for local and international communities. I helped put together a grant application, and I was overwhelmed by all we had accomplished together. In my final presentation to the group, I encouraged…

Current Loves, May 2013

Current Loves, May 2013

I’m leaving Brisbane Monday. Here are the places and things that made my week, month & year.   New discoveries Cloudland, a Fortitude Valley reincarnation of one of Brisbane’s historic dance halls Tippler’s Tap, a brewpub in Newstead offering dozens…

Brisbane Transportation

Brisbane Transportation

One of the reasons I love living in Brisbane is that it has a fantastic transportation system. The commuter rail takes me to the Rotary meetings in Brisbane’s distant suburbs. The ferry service glides me down the Brisbane River to…

Current Loves: Summer

Current Loves: Summer

It’s rainy and muggy, so I’ve focused my attention away from climbing and toward various projects. In my free time, I’ve been listening to lots of music, writing songs, playing guitar, reading, and exploring the cafes of Brisbane. Here are…

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…

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…

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.

Rotaract Events

Rotaract Events

  I joined some of the other members of the Rotaract Club of South Brisbane at the Big Issue Lunch. We served about 25 homeless community members a nice Christmas lunch.   Last weekend our club celebrated Christmas, and our…