Beating the Daily Grind

December 11, 2017
I have been recently fixating on a quote from Confucius : “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Desperate not to work another day in […]


November 14, 2017
Could Norton Street soon be closed to cars? Joseph Carozzi, president of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Australia, has called for cars to be removed from Norton Street in order to return […]

Latte Leftie #310

November 14, 2017
Latte Leftie addresses the allegations swirling on social media that he’s the Rolf Harris of leftist commentators Dear LL – You can imagine my garment-rending distress upon discovering that, despite the endless boasts about being […]

Thinking Twice

November 14, 2017
It can be easy to fall jealous of the incredibly thin runner that passes you on the Bay Run; of their flat stomach and toned legs. But assumptions can be dangerous. Sometimes you see the […]

It’s not ok to spray no

October 16, 2017
We’ve heard that a wave of anti same-sex marriage graffiti in the Inner West has been reported to the police. Opponents of change have sprayed the word “No” across an Enmore mural (the ‘monkey’ one […]

Latte Leftie #309

October 16, 2017
In his final missive, Latte Leftie reflects on how he set the agenda for the huge progressive victories of the last decade. Dear LL – Back when you began writing for Ciao in 2006 there […]

Losing Predictability

October 16, 2017
This week I came upon the widest enclosed canyon in the world — even wider than the Grand Canyon — right here in our own Central West, at Capertee Valley. When I heard about it […]


September 20, 2017
Council results roll in While the Greens vote did quite well throughout the metro area, rising in most councils, the party performed relatively poorly in Inner West Council elections. There was a huge swing against […]

Latte Leftie #308

September 20, 2017
  Latte Leftie reassures nervous nellies that the mindless masses can be encouraged to vote as their social betters instruct them to Dear LL – Given the lower order’s penchant for indulging their most reactionary […]

Connecting to place

September 20, 2017
Often I take refuge in the small park off the Bay Run, Rodd Point Park. I do feel a sense of calm when I enter it and continue to relax as I slump on the […]
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