Billy’s Reality

Andrew Starkie details the long road shared by friends, one navigating the rollercoaster of addiction and meetings along the way between them in the experiences of life.

“…and we’ll be us; you and me. Soon!”

On RUOK day, and in the light of Lance Franklin’s health issues, we thought it timely to republish E.regnan’s remarkably honest recollection of how a near fatal car accident 20 years ago changed his life. What shapes the mental mandala?

1980 A Personal Footy Almanac – Round 21, Saturday 23 August, v North Melbourne, Arden Street Oval

I’m pacing the floor of a stately, shady old house in Brighton, Adelaide. I’m secluded in an ornate living room where the house’s one radio is located. The setting is incongruous enough for a football broadcast. The house looks like footy has never before sullied its oh-so-respectable interior. But it’s me who is really out [Read more]