The Ashes 1989 – Second Test scrapbook

It’s amazing what you find when rummaging through things at home! ER found a scrapbook he’d produced of the 1989 Ashes Test series. Here is his record of the Second Test at Lord’s.

Almanac Life – #hourlydaily scenes of life: 31 July-6 August 2019

The big revelations of small moments. David Wilson’s next installment of #hourlydaily.

The Ashes 2019 – First Test, Day 5: Platypus revisited

Australia won the First Ashes Test of 2019 by 251 runs, after floundering at 8/122 on Day 1. Some things are hard to explain using old understandings.

The Ashes 1989 – First Test scrapbook

Check out this scrapbook of articles from the First Test of the 1989 Ashes tour, 30 years on. Articles sourced from The Age by correspondent Martin Blake.

Almanac Life – #hourlydaily scenes of life: 24-30 July 2019

Another week around the traps for ER, and another week of overheard conversations for our delight.

Almanac Music: Twenty years old is “What rhymes with cars and girls”

Twenty years ago, another time and places, friends and acquaintances, some loved. ER bears his soul of times gone by as he relives “What Rhymes With Cars & Girls” by Tim Rogers and the Twin Set by replaying his story with his distinctive voice telling what those songs meant to him.

Almanac Life – #hourlydaily scenes of life: 17-23 July 2019

The sounds of the street, the heartbeat of a community. David Wilson continues his weekly report of overheard conversations on the street.

Almanac Lunch Report – Matt Zurbo’s ‘Heart & Soul’

E Regnans had never met Matt Zurbo until he went to the Almanac Lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel to hear him talk about ‘Heart & Soul’ and introduce some of the well-known footballers he interviewed for the book. [Sounds like a cracking lunch – Ed]

Almanac Life – #hourlydaily scenes of life: 10-16 July 2019

Snatches of overheard conversation from the past week; observed by David Wilson.

Almanac Life – #hourlydaily scenes of life: 3-9 July 2019

ER is intrigued by the snatches of conversation often heard during daily meanderings. He has posted a selection of these accounts from the past seven days. [Record what you have heard in the comments section- Ed]

VAFA Premier B Round 10 – Fitzroy v Monash Blues: Rattle and Hum

The winter solstice sees David Wilson along to Brunswick Street Oval to watch Fitzroy play footy. It is a journey of past and present; of people and place.

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.

Portrait of a Club in Hard Times

In this poignant fictional offering, ER paints a telling portrait of the struggling bush club where changing times test the resilience of local stalwarts. (Some beautiful imagery here. – Eds.)

A meditation on this Australia. Australia v India: this near wild heaven

David Wilson leans on R.E.M. in this meditation on Australia, 2018 – the place, the idea, the “vibe” that represented Australian men’s cricket this past week in Adelaide.

ICC World Cup 2015 – South Africa v India: Betty Wilson honoured as the Pirates of India rise again

Momentum for the ‘Betty Wilson Statue’ continues to build. Let’s revisit David Wilson’s piece that marked a special moment for the Wilson family when his great aunt Betty was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame (posthumously) along with Anil Kumble (very much alive) on a day when India took possession of the MCG.