Bugeja (PB)

About Bugeja (PB)

Paul Bugeja is a writer, editor, screenwriter and (sometimes) actor-director. His passions (read: obsessions) include sport, film, the arts and politics. With several books under his belt and a variety of other writing projects on the go, sitting as the Editor-in-Chief at the Big Smoke is his chance to bust out even further his geeky love of the written word and be part of an uber-cool new spot in the digpubsphere©

Health, Health, Health TBSers…Oh hi, I’m back!

TBS Editor Paul Bugeja returns to the desk from his global gallivanting with a few words about a TBS week focused on health…


Aloha TBS’ers

Well, technically I should be saying “G’day” given my travels are over and my feet are planted firmly back on Terra Australis, but, well, Aloha is just that bit cooler.

And it makes me think of Hawaii.


Anyway, somehow 80 days have spun by and anyone who follows me on Instagram (ummm, does anyone?) will know that much of my feed during the trip was taken up with what coffee I was drinking or food I was ingesting.

A lot of both occurred. I mean a #HELLUVALOT

With this in mind, and with us all about to head into a month traditionally about a whole lot of over-indulgence, I thought it might be a good idea to have a health-focused week @ TBS. What better way to kick it off than with one of our fave healthy peeps, the Nude Nutritionist Lyndi Polivnick, having a chat to Jamie Kidd as part of our growing collection of “TBS TV” interviews that we kicked off during Mental Health Week (with a bucket-load of thanks to Jay Liu, the man behind the scenes and the camera, for all the hard work he is putting into this project for TBS.)

Other features during our health week include animal rights activist and all-round good guy Jordan Rivkin discussing milk and dairy production, particularly in light of the recent FTA signed with China; healthy fella and fitness instructor Tom Caru on the #greatAustralianSickie; a follow up article by Alexander Porter (remember his piece on his experience with cancer?) on the merits of medical marijuana; and to wind up the week Lyndi is back with timely tips to survive the battle of the bulge during the festive season.

Amongst all of this will be our usual broad array of TBS content, including our monthly artist interview series by Juliette Furio on Friday and the first of a two-part long-form interview about Hillsong focusing on two of our writers, Tanya Riches and Tanya Levin, and their personal experiences and views of the church.

Oh…and my final Top Five will come out Wednesday – on Hawaii.

(I’m already planning my next trip, ssshh, don’t tell Alexandra #ziplips)

This week also marks the end of our first-year anniversary month, which means next week we will announce the winners of our competitions and also the copy they voted as the best of the year.

Thanks, as always, for your support. Please keep spreading the TBS love and don’t forget, my door (well, inbox) is always open for any of you to submit pieces – so fire up your laptops and get writing. You, our readers, are the most important part of the TBS community – a community where the lines between reader and contributor, left and right and us and them are blurred.




To celebrate being a year old we want you, the readers, to help us decide the articles you loved best during our first year – and to encourage you to participate, we are giving away three prizes!

All you have to do is look through our archives of content and email us your favourite article – and also if you want, the one you weren’t so up with. From the submissions, we will assess the most-loved content from our first year and republish it at the end of our birthday month.

Both writers and readers are encouraged to enter (no, Paris, you cannot nominate your own articles…#justsaying), so please email us at [email protected] by Nov 30 to enter! Please include your name, address and mobile number.

And the prizes are…(did we mention there are prizes…?)

First prize: A brilliant acting course based in Sydney and hosted by Darlo Drama worth $550!

Second prize: A gift pack from our friends at Booktopia

Third prize: Four movie passes

(Plus, watch out for a couple of other competitions during our birthday month!)

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