Almanac Life: ‘But what will I tell John?’

Andy Thurlow contemplates just how he will reply when John Harms inevitably asks him about the details of his playing career. (But he undersells himself, so the record is corrected!)

Almanac Poetry: ‘Ode to jOe” by Andy Thurlow

Author and ex-teacher Andy Thurlow is visiting the Netherlands and is ‘absolutely fascinated with the way the Dutch use their bicycles’. This poem spilled out as a consequence. (I fear that Andy may have spilled out some other things after the Power’s loss to the Bulldogs on Saturday night! – Ed.)

Almanac Book Review: Kieran Modra: the way I see it

We all know the qualities we most admire in our best sportspeople – skill, determination, resilience, commitment, courage, sportsmanship, humility and so on. That’s what you get and a lot more with Kieran Modra, blind Paraplympic cyclist. Now his story had been told for us to appreciate and value. Almanac editor Ian Hauser reviews this grounded and inspirational addition to our national sporting library and comes with a chaser recommendation by the great Anna Meares!