Visiting Japan With Tattoos

I love tattoos. I also love travel. Tattooing exists in practically every part of the world in some form, and perhaps like me, when you think of Japan, their famously rich tattoo culture is one of the first things that come to mind. After all, Irezumi, or traditional Japanese tattooing, goes back many centuries, and modern tattoo […]

The Order of Lambrick Park

Tonight in my home town in Canada I was awarded the Order of Lambrick Park, an award that ‘recognizes and honours Lambrick Park alumni who have made significant contributions or achievements since graduation’. My beautiful dad, Bob, accepted the award on my behalf, and read this message for me, in my absence: ‘It is such […]

Picnic at Cathedral Rock

Cathedral Rock National Park boasts some of the more spectacular bushwalks in NSW. Dominated by tall, striking granite tors – many of which I found to be somewhat reminiscent of the mysterious moai of Easter Island – rising out of a scenic forest of eucalypts, Cathedral Rock Track is something every avid hiker should experience.

Meeting Ecce Homo

‘Ecce Homo’ (Behold the Man) by Elías García Martínez, famously restored by 80 year old Cecilia Giménez, is the only work protected by glass in the chapel of Santuario de Misericordia, in a tiny village outside Borja, Spain. Awful restoration or small town miracle? History will be the judge.