Caribberie is Australian for Dance

January 27, 2012: Well,¬ caribberie is the closest word I could find, and it actually means “ceremony that involves singing and dancing”. ¬ At one time, there were over 250 Aboriginal languages spoken in Australia, and even with just 60 still “alive”, finding one word that means dance is difficult.¬ The Noongar culture uses . . . → Read More: Caribberie is Australian for Dance

Into the Wild: Part II

January 1, 2012: Ah, Australia. You are filled with animals unseen by girls from Wisconsin/Michigan.¬ I stalked your rosellas and your cockatoos, and I marveled at the bright King Parrots and Rainbow Lorikeets. Most of all, I loved the “kangaroo/Tassie Devil/wombat crossing” signs.¬ Do Aussies take photos of the weird (to them) North American . . . → Read More: Into the Wild: Part II

Out and About: Art in the ACT

December 27: I’m not much of a museum person –¬ I don’t regularly seek out museums¬ or particularly enjoy myself when I’m at them. Sure, I’ve been to the Louvre, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Vatican Museum, and the MoMA, as well as¬ others, and I’ve seen works of art, masterpieces, . . . → Read More: Out and About: Art in the ACT

In the Middle

December 17:¬ In the middle of my stay in Australia, Tim and I started planning what we were going to do when he arrived here.¬ In a few short weeks, we managed to visit Sydney, Cairns, and Canberra,¬ with side trips to the Blue Mountains and Bondi Beach.¬ We also saw a show . . . → Read More: In the Middle