Pavlov’s Duck

A bloke recently explained to me why it is that summers as a child seemingly stretched out forever, whilst in adult years they seem to fly past like Vettel passing Webber. His logic is simple. For a four or five year old kid a year represents about 25% of their life, however for a fifty [Read more]

The barren backyard

I am standing on the Newtown & Chilwell football ground, looking across the grass to my distant past. I started playing here 40 years ago – not for the red-and-black Eagles, just for fun. A kick of the footy after school at the Elderslie Terrace end of the ground with my neighbour John. Two kids, [Read more]