I have a (Black and White) Dream

The year was 1956. It was a warm Friday night in the coastal town of Cronulla and the Goddard family (who consisted of my grandmother, Sue, her younger sister, Kathy, and their parents, Ethel and Tom) were crossing their front lawn to join their neighbours, the Telfers, to watch television. Resources were scarce and the family could not purchase […]

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This is me(dia)

Do I control the media? Or does the media control me? Earlier this year I saw my great-Aunt perform in a local concert. I dutifully turned off my mobile phone prior to the commencement of the show. During the intermission I pulled it out again, to distract me from the masses of grey-haired penguins who smelt […]

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