Category Archives: Anecdotes

Derham’s Run for Moreland Council

The final election results for the three councillors from the City of Moreland’s South Ward are: FORSTER, Martin 1512 9.83% RATNAM, Samantha 3579 23.27% HOPPER, Meghan 2580 16.78% FARRELLY, Liam Shaun 985 6.41% GROVES, Derham 1314 8.54% CARMODY, Michael 1315 … Continue reading

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HOW SWEET IT IS!

Geelong was almost “gone” in the second quarter — three goals down and Podsiadly stretchered off — but the champion side that it is, the Cats fought back and overran Collingwood in the final quarter by six goals — SIX … Continue reading

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For the Third Grand Final in a Row: Go Cats!

Grand Final postscript: How good was that! What a great team Geelong is. Two out of three premierships on the trot. Absolutely fabulous. GO CATS! Let’s make it three out of four in 2010.

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Vale John Michell, 1933 – 2009

I was very sad to learn of the death of John Michell, the eccentric ‘Dr Who-like’ author of many books on geomancy and sacred geometry. I corresponded with him when I was doing my Masters on building ceremonies in the … Continue reading

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Go Cats!

Grand Final post script: What a disappointing game for Geelong. Where were our forwards? Where were our goal sneaks? What really hurt us was scoring only one goal nine behinds in the second quarter. It should have been nine goals … Continue reading

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How Sweet It Is!

Yesterday I arrived home from China at 7.00 in the morning and I went to the AFL Grand Final at 1.30 in the afternoon to see the mighty Cats give the Port Power-less an absolute shellacing, 163 to a miserable … Continue reading

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You’ve Got to Laugh … or Cry

I’m committed to the notion of everydayness and to recording day-to-day events on this blog. Most things that happen are good, but occasionally you’re served a shit sandwich. My car was stolen in front of our house on Friday night. … Continue reading

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Lewis Vincent Groves

Dad died two years ago today. He was a lovely bloke and I miss him a lot. He had simple pleasures, like having a bet on the horses. ‘It’s an interest,’ he used to say. When he got sick towards … Continue reading

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What Pro Hart Told Me About Ants

‘That’s only a subject. People think I’ve got something about ants and dragonflies. I haven’t. I couldn’t care less about the damn things. Except that it’s a subject to paint, and there’s plenty of the coots around the place. I … Continue reading

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Harry’s Bow Ties

While architect Harry Seidler’s impressive body of work cannot be denied, I must confess to having been more interested in his trademark bow ties than his buildings. I own about 250 vintage clip-on bow ties, and in 1999 I wrote … Continue reading

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