A Poor Career Choice

Optical observatory dome, Mt Stromlo, Canberra, Australia

The alarm clock goes off and Yanni lumbers out of bed. It’s seven in the evening. He pulls on his socks and changes his clothes. He doesn’t even brush his hair. It’s time to go to work. Yanni’s performance at school, ever since he was very young, doomed him to this fate. He was trapped, … Continue reading A Poor Career Choice


The Face of the Tree

Eucalyptus stringybark trunk

It was lunch time for me, so I decided to buy a magazine, sit down in my office and look at the glossy pages as a means of distracting myself for a while. I was looking at a photo in the magazine and suddenly I saw it. I saw the face that - without the … Continue reading The Face of the Tree