Family

About my family members:

Chook Hunter

 Posted by on October 26, 2013  Family, Lefties
Oct 262013
 
Chook Hunter

-+*My paternal grandfather lives on as a cheery, little hardworking gnome of a man in my memory, yet my favourite photo of him, snapped by a street photographer well before my own Dad was even born, shows an impossibly roguish little bugger in his prime, an antipodean George Raft wearing his hat cocked at a rakish angle with [..READ MORE..]

Oct 012013
 
Tomorrow, You Only Have Memories Forever, Again. Twice.

-+*As a child, going to the cinema was special. Seeing even a crummy movie back then was somehow way more fun than seeing an absolutely amazing movie is for me today. Of course, my childhood was in the pre-video era, when perhaps the anticipation of a movie and the fond memories of it afterward were greater than they [..READ MORE..]

Dogmatic vs Dogcentric

 Posted by on September 13, 2013  Family, Lefties, Thoughts
Sep 132013
 
Dogmatic vs Dogcentric

-+*When I was in grade two of Catholic primary school, we started to take catechism classes where such profound notions as 'Souls' and 'Immortality' were being bandied about, not to mention the biggies; 'Heaven', 'Hell' and 'God'. Both in the classroom and out in the playground, there was much discussion about these concepts and the ground rules that [..READ MORE..]

Rebel, without a Pause

 Posted by on January 5, 2010  Family, Lefties
Jan 052010
 
Rebel, without a Pause

-+*I can no longer remember what caused the argument between myself and my mother on that particular day, long ago, but it probably wasn't serious. At the age of 11, I had not yet acquired even the maturity expected of a child but already owned all the moodiness of a teenager. I was prone to statements like "it's [..READ MORE..]

BUSY

 Posted by on September 8, 2009  Family
Sep 082009
 
BUSY

-+*In honour of my Dad's visit to San Francisco last week, here is another image from our elephant book collaboration from a year or two ago. My father and his wife Wendy landed here on the home-bound leg of an around the world trip, and I played host to them at my tiny apartment. I also took on [..READ MORE..]

My GrandFather’s Hands

 Posted by on June 9, 2009  Family, Thoughts
Jun 092009
 
My GrandFather's Hands

-+*This is one of my favourite photos that I have ever taken, though I realise that it is entirely for personal reasons, rather than for any photographic merits (after all, it was taken back in the days of manual focus). It is a picture of my paternal Grandfather's hands taken on a very happy day; a 51st birthday [..READ MORE..]

Mystery Memories

 Posted by on February 8, 2008  Family, Thoughts
Feb 082008
 
Mystery Memories

-+*On my trip back home to Australia I had many chances to reminisce with old friends and family members about childhood memories. Disturbingly, I discovered on more than one occasion that my memories were inaccurate. One happy childhood memory concerns my favourite children's book, THE MAGIC PUDDING. I remember being very young and my Dad reading to me [..READ MORE..]

Baker, the Elder

 Posted by on December 27, 2007  Family
Dec 272007
 
Baker, the Elder

-+*My blog-posting will be a bit spotty while I am travelling; I am not always able to get to the internet and when I do I am not always able to use my own laptop to upload new images. This is a portrait of PLINY THE ELDER, used to illustrate a quote from his famous Naturalis Historia, which [..READ MORE..]

A Wedding

 Posted by on December 15, 2007  Family
Dec 152007
 
A Wedding

-+*This is an illustration from my Dad's Elephant book, for a limerick about a dual Elephant Wedding held at a Thai Elephant preserve. My Father got married today in my home town, and I was his Best Man. For a laugh, I gave my speech entirely in Limerick. When HE finds the time to illustrate MY limericks, we'll [..READ MORE..]