Tag Archives: Life

Tin Badgery

I was first exposed to the mysterious and silent language of  “Tin Badgery” at the tender age of not much, and well before I had any wits about me. Maybe 7 or 8 years old. When my parents were away … Continue reading

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The Port

A few weeks ago my father turned a very sharp, fit and healthy 84. His grand-kids insist that he is, in fact, Colonel Sanders, and every time I see him now I feel like racing out and buying a bucket … Continue reading

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Remembering not to forget

“Collopy for Toys” didn’t just sell toys. Not so long ago, in the jaws of Melbourne’s historic Camberwell Junction, where 3 main roads intersect and distribute masses of people and cars in 6 different directions, there stood, nestled in amongst … Continue reading

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The 4th most stupid thing I have ever done.

Last month I had a “Wile e coyote” moment. I was replacing a down-light globe in our kitchen, and as I stretched upward toward the ceiling on an aged aluminium ladder, the side extrusion broke a rivet. The ladder buckled … Continue reading

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Take a good long hard look at yourself.

“You need to take a good, long, hard look at yourself”, I advised my father, “and decide if you really should hang on to all this junk”. We stood and surveyed the contents of Mum and Dad’s garage floor at … Continue reading

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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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Changing for gain.

“You are going to have to change your lifestyle, my son!” I understood what I was hearing about embracing change, but as this consulting doctor and I were both middle-aged, and we didn’t look remotely alike, I wasn’t clear on how I … Continue reading

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