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~ Culicidae Terribilis

In Florence, The Art of Travel Fall 2016, The Spirit of Place by Harry1 Comment

As the painfully-aware-of-the-insignificance-of-my-own-existience-in-the-grand-scheme-of-things kind of guy that I am, alongside my inherent desire to produce creative things of one form or another (in this case, a devilishly clever, yet insightful and intimate blog post), I often find myself struggling with the whole “being unique” thing. I mean, at this point essentially all art is derivative in one way or another, …

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“Be a man, an Australian man”

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, The Spirit of Place, Sydney by Carmen1 Comment

What do you think of when you hear “Australia”? Kangaroos, koalas and snakes perhaps. Maybe even surfer girls in bikinis on a beautiful beach. While all of these associations are true, there is one thing that has resonated with me the most: the strive for masculinity. Now I know many of you are thinking “That’s impossible….not everyone in Australia can …