Safety First

Traffic safety cone in the middle of a patch of grass

“Caution: Warning sign ahead” reads a street sign. “Beware trip hazards” reads a different sign in the middle of the footpath. “Don’t drive distracted” reads yet another sign which shares a pole with a sign that reads “hazards on road.” The sign-writers in this town must be rich. There’s a sign for everything! Moreover, the … Continue reading Safety First


Rice ‘n’ Beans

Sunburnt grassy plain, NSW Australia

“What’s on for tonight?” Shouts the head cattle-hand. He says it loud enough for all the other men to hear. The boss pricks up his ears, fearing there’s going to be trouble. “White caviar and French kidney!” Comes a holler from behind the chuck wagon. The cook produces a steaming pot and starts serving its … Continue reading Rice ‘n’ Beans