Almanac Poetry: Grandfatherly Metaphysics

This week’s poem from Kevin Densley involves his maternal grandfather’s backyard shed. “Its walls were lined with empty bottles,” according to KD.

“The full ones didn’t last very long.”

Almanac Poetry: Morning Sun, Fitzroy

According to Kevin Densley it is clear that beauty can be found in the most unlikely places; this time the very streetsides of inner-Melbourne.

Almanac Life: Ten Things I Hate

It’s often said that there’s a fine line between love and hate – but not in these ten instances, according to KD.

Almanac Beer Review: Prancing Pony and Smiling Samoyed at the Normanville pub

A kaleidoscopic spread of brews crossed the paths of Mickey Randall and Co. at Normanville’s historic pub; some were more palatable than others.

A Day on the Green: Annie’s Lane

Mickey Randall enjoyed The Whitlams and others at Annie Lane’s winery. He also got to experience the joy of discovering an unexpected game of cricket.

A Barracker’s Guide to Footy Survival

Old mate Joe Moore presents your one-stop guide to surviving a football match. What to eat, what to wear, what to drink and who to listen to – it’s all here.

Almanac Weekend Reading : 13-15 February

Put your feet up and get into some compelling, thought-provoking and entertaining reads from around the sporting world.

Second Test – Day 4: Test cricket in all its constructive glory

Rob McLean asks, in what other sport do you have the chance to socialise but still keep in touch with what’s happening on the field whilst not paying complete attention?

Grand final parties

A tiny viewing room to replicate the outer, interstate beers and pies – Rod Oaten created grand final parties to remember.

Male identity crises and other truths

The world has changed. Back in the good old days, if you’d forgotten where you were, or who you were, all you needed to do was buy a beer and listen to the sports conversation around the bar. If the bloke behind the jump poured you a XXXX you knew you could look outside to [Read more]