Brisbane

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

  The housemates and I hit up the Harvest Festival on Sunday. Though delayed because of the storms, we still enjoyed Sigur Ros, Santigold, Grizzly Bear, Ben Folds Five, Cake, and a few of the other acts.   One of…

Cyclone Season

Cyclone Season

  Cyclone season has come to Brisbane, which meant my weekend plans got a little wetter. I saw lightning on only one occasion when I lived in Portland. I forgot how impressive it is to watch. Take a look at…

Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane Powerhouse

  I attended the 2high Festival at the Brisbane Powerhouse over the weekend. The festival merges music, performance art, photography, and other media. Arundel, a friend of my housemates,¬†gave a stellar performance¬†that matched the edgy surroundings of the “Graffiti Room.”…

The Marriage of Climbing & Biking

The Marriage of Climbing & Biking

Amin, Dalphy & I hit up Kangaroo Point on bikes. We loaded my panniers with gear, reaching the crags before 7 a.m. It was the marriage of my two favorite sports. A lovely ceremony with a reception at the West…

Raining in Brisbane

Raining in Brisbane

My friend’s gypsy band, Zvonksy, played at the Sherwood Festival last night, another great neighborhood block party. Despite the rain, the street was packed. Rain hasn’t been all that common since I arrived in Brisbane. This is only the second…

Amin’s Birthday

Amin’s Birthday

To celebrate his birthday, Amin gathered a large group of friends at Orleigh Park. The group included a dozen different nationalities, a reflection of Brisbane’s huge international community.

Albany Creek Rotary

Albany Creek Rotary

            The Albany Creek Rotary welcomed me to speak at their club. My speech on bikeshare tends to generate a lively Q&A session, which is my favorite part of the presentations. During that time, I…

West End Block Party

West End Block Party

Waiting for the rocks to dry after Friday’s storm, some friends and I spent Saturday at the West End Block Party. Boundary St. closed, and a spectrum of Brisbane culture enjoyed a hot afternoon and evening.        …