As the old saying goes, "all good things must come to an end." Since the Bowen Hills Shed began on July 8, 2013, we have enjoyed 25 of our monthly shed nights, and listened to 50 gutsy interviews from the brave men who have enriched our own lives and stories. Regrettably, we are unable to continue the Bowen Hills Shed in 2016 due to, not one, but various factors working against us. Fortunately though, the landscape has changed greatly since our inception, and…Continue
Naked. Yes, that is how Jim was when I met him in Brisbane on Christmas Day 1985 as he was peering over a toilet door. All he had on was a black leather hat and studded leather belt. Hot and humid as it was, he was not exactly dressed for Christmas dinner.
En route to collect someone for Christmas dinner, I’d called into the local ‘beat’ – a homosexual pick-up area – to see who was around. Jim, out ‘cruising’, was no different…
A tree saw - that’s the only instrument Dr Payne ever carried; the only one he ever needed. To the folks of Nyevia, he was the island’s only brain surgeon. Sure, it was well known that his procedures usually produced more than their fair share of blood and gore. If patients were lucky enough to recover, their recovery would always be a long and difficult ordeal. Persistent…Continue