Welcome to the mosh-pit of social media where I share the wonders of life as a senior citizen. I am based in Meanjin, the traditional name of the city of Brisbane in Queensland Australia.
I wish to begin my profile by acknowledging the traditional owners, on whose land I walk,work live and travel . I pay respect to their Elders past, and present recognising their continuing connection to land, water, culture and community.
I also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I was born in Geelong, the Wadawurrung People of the Kulin Nation.
I prefer to describe myself as a Community Jester. This means I live my life as a social and public response to injustice and exploitation. My passion for justice was nurtured by my father’s work with street people in the St Vincent de Paul society and my life experience as a gay man.
I’m a guitarist / singer who loves music about people and social issues. To celebrate my 70th Year I have published my Songs of a Lifetime.
I have walked the streets in protest since my teens to raise awareness of peace and non-violence.
I have danced in Ashby Hall and , the Palais Theatre Geelong, the streets in Manila, Story Hall in Melbourne, remote villages in PNG, the Opera House on New Year’s Eve, naked at RAW in Caboolture in 2005.
In the last 70 years I have lived in:
Carina Heights, Qld
Kiunga, Western Province, Papua New Guinea
Mnt Gravatt East Qld
North Geelong, Victoria
North Melbourne, Victoria
Upper Mount Gravatt
West End, Brisbane, Queensland
West Geelong, Victoria
Wynnum North Queensland
I write everything from web pages through to media releases. I have become an expert at writing online profiles and have an ability to create interesting typos.
I have collected hats from all over the globe and when in public I dress for comfort and expression. I prefer to wear t/shirts with a message and buy clothes from local African and Indigenous communities. And yes, I do own a set of “tails” for very formal events like royal weddings and papal visits.
Disclaimer: Views, opinions and comments that I make I this site are my personal views, opinions and comments. They are not made as a representative of my employer nor are they official reflections of groups and organisations of which I am a member.
I welcome your response and interest in my posts and look forward to the engagement in text, images and videos.