Tag Archives: Friendship

He died with the 6th hole flag stick in his hand

“He was not an advertisement for early morning exercise.” For 7 years, starting around the year 2000, my very old friend Iain and I played dawn golf  (up to 3 mornings a week) at Burnley golf course in Melbourne’s inner east. The … Continue reading

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Catching up to the future.

Sometimes the future arrives early and catches you by surprise. When our first-born child arrived, late in August 1994, we were totally unprepared – and then we had to roll the dice. Let me preface this story by apologizing for its … Continue reading

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The morning.

I recently started walking our 8 month old black Labrador “Rosie” in the mornings before work. She enjoys it so much, and I now cannot deny her these special moments. I’m not a morning person, let’s be upfront about that. … Continue reading

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The cone of silence.

My friend Robert is deaf, and I have a stutter. And Robert lip reads. Robert speaks normally but if there is any background noise, then My hearing is very poor. We have been close friends for 25 years and during … Continue reading

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The glue factory.

At a dinner with a bunch of old school mates in 1993, Johnny Fahey, one for controversial statements, boldly made the following announcement. He said, “Ten years from now, none of us will know each other.” The table erupted, we … Continue reading

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