Monthly Archives: January 2014

Watching the Australian Open in a Heatwave

Even though I’ve been going to the Australian Open for years, my first day at Melbourne Park in the 2014 heatwave was quite the learning experience. By the next day, I had sorted out how to best cope with 40+ heat at the … Continue reading

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Farewelling the Summarisers

Every summer, for somewhere between 25-30 days, I invite a group of men into my life to tell me stories. Two-at-a-time, they join my family and I while we are at home or in the car. They follow no script, … Continue reading

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Wistful for the Glory Days

Watching Lleyton Hewitt defeat Feliciano Lopez in Brisbane on Thursday, one could be forgiven for becoming wistful. It’s not a phrase often associated with Hewitt, a man who for much of his career “was prone to tantrums, disrespect and a … Continue reading

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