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 the word . . . → 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, and things . . . → 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 at . . . → Read More: In the Middle