Category Archives: worldview

Winning streak

We have a regular game night at our place. Bit of ‘Snakes and Ladders’, some ‘Uno’, some ‘Operation’ for my youngest. Two things I can tell you about Game Night. First up, ‘fast game is a good game’ does not … Continue reading

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A father’s lessons

I’m a dad. It’s a hell of a thing, and I marvel at it daily. Not surprisingly, whenever I’m wondering what to do or how to handle a particular situation, I find myself circling back to the way my dad … Continue reading

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By demons be driven

I gave up drinking for January. I was training for an endurance cycling event and I needed to be fit. That wasn’t the main reason I took the time off. Mostly I was friggin’ over it. Alcohol and I where … Continue reading

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France, 2009

Cleaning out an old computer and found some photos from our family trip to France in ’09. We had six lazy weeks of chillin’ in parks, taking in festivals and galleries, and travelling by train to set-up in far-flung towns. … Continue reading

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Shedding skin

January is de-clutter month. Like quitting booze or trying to eat better, it’s time to take account, straighten up, fly right. I have the kind of hoarder tendencies that most people do. I spend a year stuffing things into spaces … Continue reading

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When your heart’s not in it

Got chatting to a guy at work yesterday who told me the week before I’d started he’d had a ‘heart event’ – aka, mild heart attack – while sitting at his desk. This is a dude age 44 who tells … Continue reading

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The show must go on and on and on

There are few things that will turn you into a humanity-hating sociopath more than having to attend your child’s primary school concert. I knew the days of doing this kind of shit were coming but I’d hoped I had more … Continue reading

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The hunger game

For the past two months I’ve been starving myself a day a week just to see what that would be like. I’d come across some research that talked up the virtues and potential long-term health benefits of calorie restricted diets. … Continue reading

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Fast and furious

Nothing like fasting for a day to make you feel the full weight of your hideous, privileged, over-nourished existence. Years ago I read the story of the Biosphere 2 and it’s infamous first mission. A cool idea and a terrible … Continue reading

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Mellowed road-rager

For the seventeen years I’ve lived in Melbourne I’ve been a dedicated cyclist. Some of that time I was a bike courier, some as an ‘activist lite’ as part of Critical Mass, but mostly as a commuter, hacking my way … Continue reading

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