Today we lost a great friend who died way, way too young. Now we are slammed with the peculiar pain of anticipated heartbreak. We knew all too well that Kelly was sick, that she was down to her final months, weeks, and recently days. We had mourned for her many times in anticipation of losing […]
When we set off on the trip, Finn had never picked up a pool cue. Now, 53 days later, we make a point of seeking out a pool hall wherever we can find one. The kid is officially hooked, proudly proclaiming “Now I have a sport.”
Due to the way the harbor is situated, Adelaide is one of the few cities in Eastern or Southern Australia that gives you a full-on western sunset. On this particular night, Franny and Finn used the nifty glass-enclosed balcony of our apartment to catch up on schoolwork. Finn is working on his math, while Franny […]
We all measure our lives in years, decades, generations. What if you had to measure your life in months, weeks, days? What would you do? This movie is about Kelly, our former nanny, our cherished friend, a truly remarkable and inspiring person. Please take just a few minutes and watch.
We think the (especially lengthy) title just about says it all. Enjoy your day.
In our further study of fuel prices around the world, we present exhibit B: The cost to fill a tank in a normal five passenger sedan in Adelaide, Australia.Yes, that’s $97.25 Australian dollars. And keep in mind that currently it costs just over 105 U.S. cents to buy an Australian dollar, so that brings the […]
When we were living in Australia a few years back, we regretted that we never made it down to Melbourne. We were told it’s the most European of the cities in Australia (kind of true), and we were told it’s a “grown-up city, not really for kids” (kind of false). What we weren’t told about […]
It’s September 9th in Los Angeles, but it’s September 10th in Australia. Here is a sneak preview of tomorrow. On an overnight train from Sydney to Melbourne, we woke up before dawn — still jet-lagged from the flight from South America. The assignment for each of us was to write a short poem with the […]
On the southern coast of Australia, driving the remarkable Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Adelaide. The Twelve Apostles, rising from the Southern Ocean. Franny and Finn at Loch Ard Gorge, just before sunset.This is nearly as far south as one can go before getting to Antarctica.