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How a tiny dog helped me overcome a big fear

Who knew an animal the size of a loaf of bread could teach a person to overcome fear?

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Spiritual Boot Camp

An intensive Vipassana meditation retreat promises to help you “see things as they really are.” But will it be worth ten days of torture?

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Surviving the Melbourne Winter Blues

Melbourne weather is tough. The transition between summer and winter is not a gradual twist of the thermostat, it's an overnight snap between heatstroke and frostbite.

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An Open Letter To A Stranger In A Helmet

Dear bicycle commuter, We haven’t formally met: I’m the woman with the little dog who you cycle past on your daily commute from your stressful city job. Hello and nice to meet you. Yes, we’ve spoken before. Well, more accurately: you’ve spoken to me, and by 'spoken' I mean 'yelled abuse at.' Remember?

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Is Art Sometimes A Wank?

Have you ever gone to a gallery to ponder the artwork of a celebrated master and found yourself spectacularly unimpressed?

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My Guilty Pleasure

Every now and then, on special occasions worth celebrating such as This Moment Right Now, I like to make something truly criminal for dinner, like this …

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Why I Love Melbourne (In Technicolor)

From my recent bicycle galavanting around my home in Melbourne, Australia, here are some sights that caught my eye. Many pretty, gritty (and sometimes shitty) artworks reside in tucked away alleys …

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A Love Affair With Bike Riding

I’m in love with my bike. When the sun goes down and the street lights come on and everyone scurries off into their homes, I want to keep charging into the darkness just to feel the burn of cold air on my cheeks …

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Taking Detective Work Into My Own Hands

The house next door to mine was broken into a couple of days ago. Somebody smashed a window in broad daylight and took a bunch of cash and an expensive camera.The cops showed up at [...]

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Bike Wobbles

PING! A gaggle of serious cyclists snapped me from my reverie. It seemed I was congesting the traffic with my non-aerodynamic cut-off jeans and my relaxed tempo, so I veered off the trail and out of the way until I was passed by a blur of logos and high-tec cycling accoutrements.

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