Almanac (Covid) Life: Love in the Time of Coronavirus – Part 2

E. regnans continues his journal of life and love in the time of coronavirus. In this instalment, he channels the thoughts of Andre who contemplates the not inconsiderable challenges of ‘opening up’.

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.

Almanac (Holiday Cricket) Poetry: Deano and the endless summer

E. regnans remembers summers at the beach when Dean Jones was in his prime. R.I.P. Deano.

Almanac Life: A postcard to Life

E. regnans has written this postcard to Life. It’s a patchwork of moments and more moments, thoughts and feelings and observations and descriptions. It rolls and drifts all the way to a reassuring conclusion.

Almanac Life: A Human’s Guide to Pandemic Living (for-areas-yet-to-reach-Level-6)

Some timely advice for us all about pandemic living, the ‘Human’s Guide to Pandemic Living’ from ER.

Day 107 – Time of Coronavirus

Another day in the life of ER in the time of coronavirus so eloquently told in his inimitable style.

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.

Almanac Music – ‘Don’t Start Me Talking’ by Paul Kelly: a story by David Wilson

Check out the story David Wilson published on the Stereo Stories site about Paul Kelly’s song, ‘Don’t Start Me Talking’. The song provides significant memories for David.

Almanac Life (and book review): ‘The Plague’ by Albert Camus

Albert Camus’ masterpiece ‘The Plague’ can be viewed as a metaphor for life, just as the coronavirus pandemic can, suggests David Wilson in his articulate and enlightening discourse.

Love in the Time of Coronavirus

An allegorical story by E. regnans in which the empathetic Andre identifies, describes and lives out a way of being.

Almanac Cricket – Speeches given on the occasion of Betty Wilson being inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame

With the women’s T20 World Cup currently being played across Australia, let’s revisit the night Betty Wilson, one of the greatest female players of all time, was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame. David Wilson shares the text of speeches given on the occasion – including one by his Dad, Ken – Betty’s nephew. [Wonderful – JTH]

White men, AFLW and survival of those best able to adapt

E. regnans plots a course through various timely issues, with some thoughts on gender, power, footy and other matters. [Much to consider here – JTH]

AFLW Round 1 – Collingwood v West Coast: Waking the ghosts of Collingwood Flat

Victoria Park on the Collingwood Flat is a place of Collingwood memory. David Wilson felt that the ghosts were awoken in AFLW Round 1.

Letter of reply to Paddy Grindlay’s “Black Summer”

From a position of scientific qualification, knowledge and expertise, David Wilson presents his point of view on climate change, with the intelligence, authority and passion of one educated with the facts, to offer his support for Paddy Grindlay’s “Black Summer”. [Fantastic ER! Eds]

Almanac Summer Solstice Fiction: When Little Yellow told Frankie of an Even Longer Day

Frankie the Fluff thought she knew that today was The Longest Day. Then she told her best friend, Little Yellow. [Some summer Almanac Fiction – Ed].

Almanac Life – #hourlydaily scenes of life: #211 to #217

David Wilson is back with more observations of #HourlyDaily life on the streets.

A letter of thanks to U2: Surrender (The Joshua Tree tour, Melbourne)

They’re one of the biggest bands in the world, with a career spanning decades, but amidst the dark hours and a cast of thousands, our E.r experienced U2’s music in a way that resonated deep within his soul – here he shares the experience as best he can in mere words.

Whatever happens, Collingwood, you already won

As we await the two preliminary finals, the outcomes of which will be measured by the score, E Regnans considers other metrics. Having watched the club’s deeply human ethos emerge and then been given a further lens – the documentary From the Inside Out – he concludes that whatever happens tomorrow night the Collingwood FC and Nathan Buckley have already won. We can learn a lot from them. [A mighty fine piece – JTH]

Almanac Life – #hourlydaily scenes of life: 11-17 September 2019

David Wilson delivers another edition of #hourlydaily before taking a well-earned break. May we all get our Appreciation speech someday.

The Ashes 1989 – Sixth Test scrapbook

The Ashes tour of 1989 featured six Test matches. Australia was ahead 4-0 going into the Sixth Test at The Oval. Here is David Wilson’s final scrapbook of that famous 1989 Tour; articles collected as a 14-year-old.