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Sports journalism is an oxymoron

Sports Journalism is a disgrace I love sport. It is a crying shame that it is reported on and commentated on by a group of people who have the analytical capacity of twelve year olds. There are exceptions to the rule. Examples of Good Sports Journalism I used to love …

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Mars

Mars anomalies

Mars anomalies  – what does it mean? There are a heap of YouTube video channels, social media groups and forums and UFO conspiracy theorist sites out there all making hay out of the term and thousands of people are poring over images beamed down from  the Curiosity Rover and earlier …

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Fragments of my life
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Friendship and Sunshine

How do you measure friendship? Who can you count on? Genuine friends are hard to find – here’s a description of a man I’m proud to call my friend. Above: At a party somewhere – we would have been 18 It’s been a very long time since I’ve seen Dean.  …

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Musings
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To be a man

I’m angry today. Part of it is because of this story that I’ve become aware of this morning about the story of the woman who was stabbed to death in broad daylight by her estranged partner in front of her teenage son Part of it is because I became aware …

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Music

Spiritual Man

I wrote these lyrics a long time ago.  I had this cool harmonic riff which is still waiting to find a home and I built a song around it.  Unfortunately it was way too clunky So the lyrics have sat unnoticed for a long time.    I came across them …

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Fragments of my life
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Postcards from Hell

When is the right time to change? I nearly left it too late. This was kind of confronting to write.  Its not easy to fess up to being  as low and as reprehensible as I was. These are the snapshots I remember.  This is for the people mentioned in the …

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Fragments of my life

When Winning Isn’t Everything

I wrote this when I was President of Grampians Hockey back in 2005.  I read it out at the presentation night and then filed it away somewhere.  Grampians Hockey has been an integral part of my family’s life for  close to fifteen years.  Grampians were seen as the weakest country …

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Fragments of my life

Collateral Damage

This was hard to write.  But I feel better for having done it.   This is for hundreds of people but in particular the following -Ralph Steiner who knew there was something very wrong and tried to save me.  Sorry Ralph I’d pulled up the drawbridge.   For Danny Connolley …

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Fragments of my life
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Regrets

This story is not a work of fiction – its what I remember to be true.  It first appeared in a charming little magazine called Morbid Curiosity under the title Visitor.  The original version used a fictional character to tie everything together.  I removed her and stated the whole truth. …

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Music

Song In the Face Of Love

Another song from those sessions in 2003. http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=332203 I’m a little disappointed with this.  The mix doesn’t capture what is going on with the rhythm guitar and the solo was an off the top of my head take  to show this is where we’ll put the guitar solo. But I’m …

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