Category: Australia

Australia Connections

“Souls are waiting for you in Australia.” That was the response from my psychic when, in 1997, I asked him – pleaded with him – to tell me whether I should act on what seemed to be a completely insane…

Chasing Tilly Divine

How the writer sought one bad ass chick and in so doing, found another. Recently I have felt the inkling of a sea change, leading me to believe that after over a year of living this new life of mine, in…

L.A. Dodgers Play Team Australia

MLB working double time to bring baseball to Australia. Spent more than $2 million to fly in the perfect baseball turf to convert the cricket pitch to a baseball diamond (diamond surely trumps pitch). Vendors slinging cracker jacks, cokes and…

13 Caledonia St – The Before Shots

I will never forget the look on my mother’s face when we brought her to see the new house we had purchased, my beloved “Hideaway” in Woodland Hills, with its dark wood paneling, floral wallpapered walls, stale pink carpets and…

Australian Adventures – Byron Bay

Dear Myrtle, Writing to you as you know we’re considering Byron Bay as a place to hang our hat and we have just arrived after having only been in Australia 2 days.  My thoughts?  In short…Byron Bay is like Venice.…

Shady Pines Saloon – Sydney

Best kept secret in Sydney – Shady Pines Saloon in Darlinghurst. Visited Shady Pines Saloon as part of a cool urban pub crawl organized by a friend. What a hoot! Don’t let the stuffed animal heads put you off, this…