Tag Archives: Fitness

glad animal action

I’m sometimes asked why cricket caught my imagination so strongly when I was a kid. I usually answer that it was something to do with masculinity and those magnificent moustaches that early eighties Australian test players sported, especially fast bowlers. … Continue reading

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don’t you think the joker laughs at you?

I’ve tried to quit smoking about six hundred times and I fail. I fail to actually stop.  At precisely the same time I’m saying I don’t want to do this anymore I am sucking on a cancer stick and loving … Continue reading

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onward, ever onward

Now I’m back from Nepal and ensconced in the usual things the temptation is to start to dream afresh, to find a new escape tunnel. But I’m not really escaping in any meaningful sense, just looking out the window and that … Continue reading

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deep play in Nepal

The Homecoming has happened. I’m returned to the Folly after my Nepalese ticket of leave and I’m overjoyed to be home. The dream happened, I walked a long way in places it seems unlikely I’ll ever go back to and … Continue reading

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safe at home

I am presently getting a bit of grief at home and at work about my impending departure for Nepal. I will, as part of this departure, be leaving things undone and responsibilities unfulfilled professionally and personally. I know that this … Continue reading

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inside passage to pokhara

In Jonathan Raban’s beautiful book Passage to Juneau he connects the story to of his boat journey to Juneau, Alaska, to his sense of wonder at being where he is and doing what he’s doing and how extraordinary it is … Continue reading

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KPIs don’t measure dreams

The Falklands plan fell through. Too much dosh, too much uncertainty: couldn’t do it. I have decided to go to Nepal in November, less dosh and less uncertainty. This has, and is, causing the Rustichellos some angst. I’m going high … Continue reading

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