|Gestures of bafflement: DY on The Art of Reading (Photo: Dani Taylor)|
As always, the hotel offered me an abundance of pillows (not Wi-Fi). I finally figured out what to do with them.
|Fort Pillow, Brisbane|
My first gig on Friday was 'Everyday Philosophy', my workshop. Smaller this year, it involved some excellent discussion -- particularly on cultivating philosophy in the classroom, and the tensions (genuine and dubious) between technology and reflection.
Then 'Writers and their Gardens' with journalist and scholar Margaret Simons, hosted by chef and entrepreneur Brenda Fawdon. It was a relaxed, often-funny conversation, which touched on everything from the philosophy of nature to the ethics of killing and letting-die (baby rats for Margaret, a mouse for me).
|Tend to your vines and crush the horror: BF, MS, DY|
|Comical philosopher, graphic art|
|The importance of being earnest: VM, DY|
|Philosopher in the spotlight (Photo: Dani Taylor)|
|When I hear the word 'nature' I reach for my...:|
AC, NG, DY, MS (Photo: Dani Taylor)
Many thanks, once again, to festival director Julie Beveridge and her staff, and all the volunteers (without whom...). Special thanks to Yen-Rong Wong for her contributions.