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Almanac Poetry: Note of thanks to an Old Gum Tree

E.regnans shares more of his insights into the time of Covid, recognising and thanking an old gum tree for its stability in a time of uncertainty.

Adrift

Seven months ago, in March 2020, ‘Smokie’ Dawson offered these thoughts as we moved into the full brunt of Covid-19. ‘Our generation has had a charmed run, says Smokie. But that is all about to change. It follows that the AFL will also be forced into change when we come out the other side of COVID-19. ‘

Almanac Life: Time of Coronavirus Day 200 in Melbourne – Persist

In this stream of consciousness, E.regnans urges persistence in the ‘Time of Coronavirus Day 200’ as Melburnians await the further easing of restrictions.

Equinox to solstice and the Time of Coronavirus

E.regnans walks on through the Time of Coronavirus with U2 in his ears. He ponders a thousand thoughts.

The Ashes 1989 – Fourth Test scrapbook

Take yourself back to 1989. If Australia wins the Fourth Test at Old Trafford, Australia wins the Ashes…

Missing Martin Flanagan and Why I Subscribe to the Almanac

Edward P. Olsen reflects on an Almanac favourite: former writer for The Age and doyen of inviting prose, Martin Flanagan. In response to Flanagan’s absence from the paper’s pages, Edward has turned increasingly to the stories on this very site. [Wonderful – Ed.]

Almanac TV: A brief letter of thanks to Ricky Gervais for “After Life”

E.regnans is quite taken with Ricky Gervais’ “After Life”, available on Netflix. (Warning – there is some explicit language in this piece).

Almanac Roadtrips – To Uluru: Part 5. Right here

E.regnans and family make it to Uluru. It makes E.regnans wonder. His big questions are answered by his children. This is the final part of ER’s roadtrip series. [Thanks for this ride ER – JTH]

Almanac Roadtrips – To Uluru: Part 4. Compelled

“Compelled,” wrote Patrick White. And now E.regnans and family are drawn closer to the geographical centre of Australia as they endure the heat of summer on Day 4 of their roadtrip Uluru.

Almanac Roadtrips – To Uluru: Part 3. Fried egg

To Uluru. Day 3. In temperatures approaching 50 degrees E.regnans and family motor their way towards the Dead Heart, across the parched, desolate ancient seabed.

Almanac Roadtrips – To Uluru: Part 2. “Does it have a pool?”

Day 2 of the summer roadtrip of E.regnans and family. From Bordertown to Port Augusta. They take the back road through the Hills to Tanunda where the Apex Bakery is closed. And on to Port Augusta where he observes grey nomads and caravan life.

Almanac Roadtrips – To Uluru: Part 1. “It’s working!”

In the summer just gone, David Wilson and family drove a motorhome from Melbourne to Uluru. It was a journey that revived many memories, and developed many meanings. This is Part 1 (Day 1), the drive to Bordertown.

Almanac Footy Literature: Ten Memorable Passages

Edward P. Olsen presents a fantastic selection of passages from some of the most memorable written works about Australian football he has read.

Almanac Teams – “Writers, from the backline…”

E.regnans goes all literary to come up with his best team ‘This Side of Paradise’.

Round 8 – Collingwood v Geelong: None the wiser

It was cold in the breezy shade of M51 at the MCG and there wasn’t enough excitement in the first half to warm the crowd. But there were things to observe and food to eat. E.Regnans and the Buds were there, with some Geelong friends.

Round 6 – Collingwood v Richmond: D.Wilson & B.Grundy 

The Tigers run out 43-point winners on one of the rare occasions when everyone leaves the ground somewhat satisfied. The Pies showed enough to challenge the premiers, which bodes well for the rest of their year. And the premiers rose to the challenge, as very good sides do reports Jack.

A New Love

‘When Dane Swan retired, my footy-supporting stocks reached a low ebb. Things were bleak; dark. They say the darkest hour is right before the dawn.’
Find out which player has now claimed E.regnans’ Collingwood heart.

Citrus Bob on cricket’s new media landscape

Citrus Bob Utber considers the new cricket broadcasting pond and has his say on a team of commentators. Who’s in Bob’s commentary team? And who’s out?

Women’s Footy – Bud Breakfasts and the Shifting Horizons of Girls

Saturday morning breakfast at the Wilson’s. In 2014 and 2018. The newspaper is a constant. The conversation, and the back page, have changed. E.regnans with a poignant piece on the growing stature of Women’s footy. Especially in the eyes of his two daughters.

A letter from summer

As another summer finishes rolling on, leaving some behind, E.regnans reflects on life, death and our physical, sporting and political landscapes