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Easter 2016

Another glorious Easter camping out west at Mount Arapilies, scrambling up and over rocks with my two best guys, going to bed exhausted and sleeping warm on cool desert evenings. It was my slight return to climbing after a year … Continue reading

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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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Never been particularly good at holidays. Time off’s cool, but I’m not the lazing around kind of guy – more like the dorkus malorkus who needs to cram every minute with activities. So I wondered how I’d go spending 5 … 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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Fly away with me

Letter to: United Airlines Customer Feedback To whom, I recently took a trip to the United States, leaving Melbourne via Sydney and visiting New York City, San Francisco, and Portland, Oregon. I flew United Airlines all the way, booking the … Continue reading

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Football cards are pure evil

My boy has started at Auskick to learn how to play football. He’s not going because he had shown any interest in the organised stupidity that is AFL. He’s going because I made him go. See, when you send your … Continue reading

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Nerdy night out

This week Northcote library had a ‘meet the characters from Star Wars’ dress-up night, so I took my obsessed-with-Star Wars son Ned along to check it. Ned was super-psyched. I put an old karate jacket on him and tucked a … 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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Easter 2013

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