WFM

Here’s something I wrote for The Guardian on working from my parents’ home. “What do you like on your pancakes?” Mum asks. It’s our first day working from Mum’s house and she’s made morning tea. My kids’ preferred condiment is strawberry jam, and Mum’s face drops: “We’ve got none,” she says. In my peripheral vision, […]

Covetiquette

Here’s something I wrote for The Age on ‘Covetiquette’. I was raised in a non-physically demonstrative family. Kissing and hugging was not our thing. Passing the soy sauce bottle to each other at dinner was the most touchy-feely we got, and the deeper emotions were expressed in other ways. When, for example, I was upset […]