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Coronavirus and a three-year-old

  A three-year-old, two minutes, a mic and no warning: Welcome to Finia Fridays. In this first interview, we talk COVID-19, social distancing and the locked-down state of international air travel. Kind of. Me: Finia, what’s in the air and what are we scared of when we touch each other? Three-year-old: Um, coronavirus. And what … Continue reading

On running and crying

  There’s a part of my running route, a short and gentle uphill climb that turns a right corner at the top, where the path curves round a busy set of traffic lights.  I’ve come to remember sections of my runs by what I was listening to when I trod each section. Or maybe it’s … Continue reading

That’s Bondi, baby. My piece for The Guardian

Bondi Beach: how the Australian icon became a coronavirus hotspot –Bondi is one of NSW’s most famous destinations, drawing 2.6 million visitors a year. Has its popularity made it vulnerable to Covid-19?– A block from Bondi Beach six female travellers, all aged between 22 and 31, share a two-bedroom flat, each paying $200 a week in rent. … Continue reading

Stay apart, but for goodness’ sake, stay in touch. My piece for The Guardian

Grandparenting from a distance: how coronavirus challenges the closest bonds –With children often asymptomatic and older people most vulnerable, the rules are clear: stay at home, stay apart, but stay in touch.– There’s only been one breach of the new security protocol at Susan and John Slaughter’s home in the Brisbane suburb of Lutwyche. “Harry, … Continue reading