Phenomenology of the International Date Line

but first, this:

There is something uncanny about flying for more than half a day and landing in Vancouver 3 hours earlier than when I left Sydney. UPDATE: I forgot to mention that we met someone who flew over the day before his birthday and when he arrived in Australia, it was the day after his birthday, so no birthday this year. Ew.

Coming for fall (and late summer), an Australia series. Wherein I discuss all manner of things Australian: cultural studies, tenure systems, vegetarian food, sights, animals, plants, national politics and expressions.