Travel, Books, Movies and Cats in Year Of The Covid

        Like so many chill-averse West Australians, I’d booked a trip to Bali…

Corona not Curtailing The Johnnys

        They’ve been friends and business associates for decades. Collectively, the “three Johns”…

Yuot’s Harrowing Tale of Survival in Sudan

      WA-based mining engineer and author Yuot A. Alaak  sometimes marvels he survived his…

The Train to ‘Claremont Killer’ Court 72

      On Thursday, I caught the train in to the city to see the…

Covid-19: An Expert’s Cold Hard Facts

      COVID-19 is “the greatest public health crisis of the last hundred years,” says…

Travel: Heading North to East Kimberley’s Jewels

      Winters chills may be kicking in, but if you’re the type who’d normally…

Art is Back!

    What a buzz, to be walking back into local art galleries, enjoying the offerings…

Budgerigar, The Book

    A small and enchanting book arrived at Starfish HQ recently. Called Budgerigar, it contains…

Bali to Myanmar, and Below the Ocean Blue

    Nine years ago I was up in Bali, standing in the scorching sun outside…

Deborah Cassrels: A Correspondent’s Memoir of Bali and Indonesia

          Gods And Demons is a fascinating new memoir  by journalist Deborah…