I had been warned before visiting Washington DC for the first time in 2003 that it was a dangerous city. That couldn’t have been further from the truth. This might be part of the post 9/11 world of CCTV and vigilance but of all the cities I’ve visited, DC has always felt safe. In light of the tragic […]
For the city, and its people, I’ve always loved, my thoughts are with you….
When asked which American cities I love, the response ‘Washington, D.C.’ garners more quizzical responses and confused expressions than any other city on my list. I’m usually expected to justify this, so here is the list I produce to confound the doubters. 1 – The Metro System. DC’s Metro rail system is cleaner and cheaper than the […]
1. Food! From bill granger (always lower case) to Kylie Kwong, Neil Perry to Matt Moran, Australia is obsessed with food, its provenance and those who create. This is not a passing fad, this is a long standing national obsession. From celebrity chefs from all corners of the world to the expansive fish market in […]
In a video post that appeared on Urban Times over the weekend, readers were encouraged to try some, or maybe all, of the 29 approaches to kick start your creative engines if they’ve stalled, or come to a complete halt. They include making lists (check), carry a notebook everywhere (check), collaborate (sometimes) and clean your […]