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.

Almanac Life – #hourlydaily scenes of life: 4-10 September 2019

What did David Wilson’s overhear during his travels last week, something naughty, something nice or just plain old everyday run of the mill stuff? Find out at #hourlydaily.

The Ashes 1989 – Fifth Test scrapbook

Here is David Wilson’s 1989 Ashes Tour scrapbook of the Fifth Test, Trent Bridge. Australia had already won the Ashes – with still two Tests to play. Day 1 at Trent Bridge was an Australian celebration…

Almanac Life – #hourlydaily scenes of life: 28 August-3 September 2019

What’s David Wilson overheard this week in his meanderings around town? Check out #hourlydaily here and find out.

The Ashes 1989 – Fourth Test scrapbook

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

Almanac Life – #hourlydaily scenes of life: 21-27 August 2019

David Wilson continues his #hourlydaily conversations that occurred over the past week.

The Ashes 2019 – Third Test, Day 4: Humans, if

Well. Headingley. Heraclitus of Ephesus said that we enter the river as one person and leave it as another. David Wilson sees Day 4 as a celebration of human fallibility.

Almanac Life – #hourlydaily scenes of life: 14-20 August 2019

David Wilson brings up the #hourlydaily ton, as he continues his observations of the little moments that reveal a lot.

The Ashes 1989 – Third Test scrapbook

ER has dug into his scrapbook once again and presents his record of the Third Test played at Edgbaston during the 1989 Ashes Test series.

The Ashes 2019 – Second Test, Day 3: SPD Smith transcends to Wonderland

SPD Smith is 13 not out at Lord’s. David Wilson says: “It’s fair to say that SPD Smith now operates beyond the reach of human influence. He bats now in a kind of “Strawberry Fields Forever”/”Penny Lane” Double A Side zone.”