Sunday 13 March 2016

All posts tagged 2007

Christmas reading

Geelong Advertiser, Tuesday 4 December 2007, p. 13. It is the season of publishers’ catalogues, booksellers promotions, book launches and serendipitous strolls around the bookshops of Geelong and Melbourne trying to turn up something for presents, something for reading and …

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Hanging Ben out to dry, ignoring Dick

Geelong Advertiser, Wednesday 21 November 2007, p. 19. When sports officials want to bring someone to heel they often resort to an omnibus charge of bringing the game into

An extraordinary, ordinary woman

The page on which this column appears is called Perspective and I certainly gained some perspective on life when my mother-in-law died two weeks ago.  She was

Origins of footy again and a cautionary tale of Tutsi high jumping

Published as 'Footy fiction', Geelong Advertiser, Tuesday 16 October 2007, p. 15. by Roy Hay The recent rediscovery of an etching at the Museum of Victoria which appears to show

Football and religion

Published as 'Praise them' Geelong Advertiser, Wednesday 10 October 2007, p. 23. The notion of football as a secular religion is an old one. Marx wrote about religion as

It’s Wigan not Paris

My wife turned down a trip to Paris this week. We have been married so long, she knows which questions to ask and when I asked if she

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