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And Then Come the Nightjars: Down on the Farm

Bad luck is nightjars. They fly silent. —Michael Vallance I went to Bali last month for what I thought was going to be a relaxing two-week holiday. But by the end of the trip, I was glad to get back home to have a holiday from my holiday. The flight to Indonesia was turned around two hours out of Melbourne when a disturbed woman stalked up and down the aisles and threatened anyone who told her to “settle down”. You may have heard about this on the evening news. We had to go through the entire customs de-boarding ritual and…

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