Local café, north sydney Giancarlo coffee. Cnr walker and mount st, north sydney. Recently refurbished, this place is going after the suits: wineglasses on the table, and a lot of specials on the menu. Coffee – the decaf is ground to order – is hot, and there’s a lot of air in the milk – […]
friday night 1teppanyaki (caringbah) saturday 1early morning flightgold coast growers’ marketsvisit friendsstand in an empty swimming poolregret not photographing it, as it would have helped explain john the baptist for next weeks’ sunday schoolmexican food in the gold coast hinterlandflown homereconnected with an old friend sunday 1early wake upbreakfast at grindsunday schoollunch at bowen island […]
College is back on for the year. I’m studying Romans in Greek, and (2nd year) Greek Grammar. So far I’ve read one book (see below), skimmed a couple more, and started wrestling with some translation work – I’ve forgotten quite a bit over the break, but it’s starting to come back to me.
Book: Whose Word is it? The Story Behind Who Changed the New Testament and Why (US Title: Misquoting Jesus: the story behind who changed the bible and why) I’ve been meaning to read this for a long while, so I was happy that it appeared in a list of books that I can read for […]
[still life with] Ever wonder how magazine food photography shows off such a broad range of cutlery and crockery? Here’s a tour of Martha Stewart’s prop room.
Giotto art caffe, east sydney Café de colombia. 78 stanley st, east sydney. Art for sale lines the walls; high-backed couches sit below the picture line, providing a worthy backdrop to the well-dressed eat-in clientele. The silence is broken only by the sound of orders being placed, and the occasional sound of plates and cutlery […]
Mountain harvest café, katoomba Nirvana coffee. Katoomba st, Katoomba. Wooden floors, dark-painted wooden furniture; a sleepy vibe, friendly service, but not rushed. Paintings for sale line the walls, soft music is playing. High ceilings, with standard-issue office panels and air-conditioning vents, yet there’s a sense of space. The scent of coffee drifts across the room […]
When I signed up to do Sunday school teaching, I thought that I would simply be able to project my own high school experience on the high schoolers of today. To some extent, this is true: the experience of going to high school is much the same, even if the class sizes, timetables, and schools […]
Stir café, balmain Allpress espresso coffee. 354 darling st, balmain. A green colourbond fence surrounds a paved courtyard with its funky wooden chairs, and black-painted wooden tables. Staf are friendly, they even come to the table and pour your water for you, with a slice of lemon in the glass: above the call of duty. […]
Book: Escape from Reason I read this book in a single day, which should give you a feel for its length. Nonetheless, Francis Schaeffer covers some significant ground in just a few pages. If you’ve ever wondered about the evolution of philosophy over the last 8 centuries or so, this seems a tight summary. This […]